Woman Shot In Fayetteville Dies

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Fayetteville police say the woman shot in the head Sunday on Wedington Drive died Monday at 10 a.m..

Jessica Stewart, 39, died in Washington Regional Medical Center after the shooting at 2228 W. Wedington Drive.

Police are searching for suspect Eric Thomas Frankenhauser, 41, according to a police news release. A warrant was issued for Frankenhauser on charges of attempted capital murder and first-degree battery.

He may be driving a white, 2005 Hyundai Elantra with Arkansas vehicle license 153RRA.

He is considered armed and dangerous. Police provided a photo of Frankenhauser to 5NEWS, but said he shaves his head now.

Police got a 911 call at 8:52 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found Stewart laying wounded in the front yard, police said.

""The call was actually from a neighbor who heard what she believed to be a gun shot, opened the door, found a female victim in her front yard," police Cpl. Craig Stout said.

Police sent a SWAT team to the house early Sunday, because the shooter was believed to still be in the home. However, officers said before noon on Sunday they didn't think the suspected shooter was inside anymore.

Fire vehicles and EMS blocked Wedington Drive for hours between Porter Road and Sang Avenue.

"If our team makes entry or this guy starts shooting, we want to make sure everyone is safe, bullets can travel great distances so that's why we took the advantage of blocking it off from that distance," Stout said from the scene Sunday morning.

Neighbors were evacuated and others like Noel Corwin, 41, were told to stay inside.

"Police told us to stay in the other side of the house," Corwin said.

"(It's) surreal, right across the street from your house. This is the stuff you see on TV," Corwin said.

Police surrounded three homes with crime scene tape, 2240 Wedington is where the victim lives, 2228 is where she was found shot, and 2214 is where EMS took her and gave her CPR. 

Police said they don't yet know the relationship between Stewart and Frankenhauser.

An investigation is continuing.

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