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Arkansas police confirm fourth victim dead in grocery store shooting

A fourth victim who was wounded in a shooting outside an Arkansas grocery store Friday has died, police said Saturday night.

Arkansas State Police say 14 people were injured in a shooting outside a Mad Butcher grocery store in Fordyce, Arkansasincluding 11 civilians, two law enforcement officers and the suspect, 44-year-old Travis Eugene Posey, according to a police news release.

The shooting happened shortly after 11:30 a.m. Friday.

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Travis Eugene Posey, 44, of New Edinburg, will be charged with four counts of capital murder in connection with the shooting. (Ouachita County Sheriff’s Department)

The dead victims, who were all civilians, have been identified as Shirley Taylor, 62, Callie Weems, 23, Roy Sturgis, 50, and Ellen Shrum, 81.

Police said seven civilians – five women and two men – survived their injuries during the shooting. Four of those victims remain hospitalized, including a woman in critical condition. Three of the injured civilians were released from hospital on Friday.

Fordyce Police Officer James Johnson, 31, was released from a hospital Saturday night after suffering a gunshot wound. Stuttgart police officer John Hudson, 24, suffered minor injuries.

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A fourth victim who was wounded in a shooting outside an Arkansas grocery store Friday has died. (KTHV / NNS)

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Posey will face four counts of capital murder, and additional charges are still pending, police said.

The suspect was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement, released into state police custody and transported to the Ouachita County Detention Center.

The shooting remains under investigation.