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     The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Clarkridge area man, 25 year old KEVIN PATRICK ALWES, from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

     A call was received at the 911 Center at approximately 12:01 AM on the morning of October 16th from 941 CR 479.  Sheriff’s deputies and EMS first responders were dispatched to that address.  Upon arrival, they found KEVIN ALWES inside and he was still alive.  Emergency medical aid was administered, however ALWES did not survive and was pronounced deceased at the residence by the County Coroner. 

     An investigation into the death of ALWES was undertaken.  A handgun that had been used was found adjacent to the victim and was taken into evidence.  There were several other persons present at the residence when the incident occurred. 

     The body of the decedent has been sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office in Little Rock for autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.  Arkansas State Police Investigators assisted the Sheriff’s Office with the inquiry.  No foul play is suspected by investigators.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff