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Death of a 65-Year Old Man Fatally Shot Under Investigation


November 12, 2012 at approximately 8:40 pm, 911 received a call from a female who stated a man had been shot accidentally at 29 Major Street in Norfork, Arkansas.

Deputies from the Baxter County Sheriff Office along with Norfork Police Chief Jim Griffin, First Responders from Norfork Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Personnel from Baxter Regional Medical Center responded to the scene.  The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Baxter County Coroner’s Office.

Two investigators from the Arkansas State Police along with two Investigators from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office began the investigation.  Evidence was collected at the scene and persons present during the incident interviewed.

The deceased has been identified as 65 year old Dennis Franklin Chapman of Salesville.   The body of the deceased is being sent to the Arkansas Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock. The investigation is continuing.

Sheriff John Montgomery