SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) - The Benton County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim in a shooting death near Siloam Springs.
The victim is Tim Meehan Sr., 54, according to an email on Saturday (Dec. 27) from Benton County Deputy Keshia Guyll. She said authorities are questioning a person of interest in the shooting death, but would not release the name of the suspect.
The man's body was discovered Friday (Dec. 26) at his residence at 15554 Airport Road just east of Siloam Springs across from the city's municipal airport, Cecil Smith Field, officials said.
The death is being investigated as a homicide, Guyll said. "It's very obvious this is not a suicide," she added.
The man was found in the bedroom of his house with a single gunshot wound to the head, Guyll said. The sheriff's office received the 911 call at 10 a.m. on Friday from a family member inside the house, according to Guyll.
"Some of the weapons found in the home were sent off to have ballistics testing," Guyll said. "So hopefully we can have some of those results in the next few days."
Guyll said investigators are interviewing the victim's friends and family.
"We have a lot of stories of, 'Well, I left and came back and left and came back, and it was Christmas Day,'" Guyll said. "So there's just a lot of going and leaving and lots of people that are involved."
The victim's body has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab, according to Guyll.