Shooting Victim, Accomplice Identified In Deadly Springdale Burglary Attempt

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Springdale police are investigating a deadly shooting after a man killed a reported burglar early Monday (May 14) morning.

Police were called about 6:57 a.m. for a burglary at 4533 Green Drive, where Clinton Pruitt, 29, said someone had been beating on his door.

He armed himself with a handgun and called 911, but said a man and woman kicked down his door, according to a news release.

The man said he feared for his life and fired at the man as he entered the apartment. Both people fled after the shooting and police found the man lying in a ditch on a sidewalk outside the apartment.

A neighbor said it appeared the man had been shot in his chest and thigh.

The man was taken to Northwest Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. He was identified Tuesday as Jalen Tims, 21.

The woman was identified as Kaili Cogdill, 21. She was taken into custody without incident. She is facing several charges, including manslaughter and residential burglary.

Police said that Pruitt and Cogdill were acquaintances and had met through an online dating app, according to police.

The department does not anticipate any charges being filed against Pruitt, but the case will be forwarded to the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office for review.

Cogdill was being held Thursday (May 17) at the Washington County Detention Center on a $75,000 bond. She has a hearing set for June 18 in Washington County Circuit Court.