Victim Identified, Suspect At Large In Fort Smith Shooting

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FORT SMITH (KFSM) — Two men are in custody and another suspect is wanted after a fatal shooting Thursday night (Feb. 15) , according to the Fort Smith Police Department.

Ethan Meagley, 37, died from a gunshot to his chest at River Valley Inn & Suites, 5103 Towson Ave., Fort Smith police Cpl. Anthony Rice said.

Police said they think there was some type of altercation in the parking lot prior to the shooting.

Noah Bell, 19, and Charles Ross, 27.  were arrested in connection with the shooting.

Bell is facing a felony aggravated robbery charges, as well as misdemeanor theft by deception and theft by receiving. He also had two failure to appear warrants out for his arrest. He is in the Sebastian County Detention Center without bond.

Ross was arrested on a warrant for failing to pay a fine. He is in the same detention center without bond.

Christopher Neil Walker, 34, is wanted on a warrant for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Police said Walker should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Fort Smith police at 709-5100.

This is a developing story.

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