Deputies: Girlfriend Shot And Killed Boyfriend While He Was At Work In Van Buren

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VAN BUREN (KFSM) -- A Van Buren woman faces a capital murder charge after deputies say she shot and killed her boyfriend after a fight in Van Buren.

The shooting happened at the victim's workplace, 64 Truck and Trailer Repair along Alma Highway in Van Buren, around 6 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 2) night.

Deputies said Christina McKee showed up at Shawn Sewell's place of work and shot him,  eyewitnesses told investigators McKee then took off.

Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown said Sewell was dead when deputies arrived at the scene.

Van Buren police were able to locate McKee after pulling her over for a traffic stop and took her into custody.

Friends of the couple say their relationship was a violent one.

"He was just really nice, genuine, looked out for everybody," Destiny Blanks, who says she and her boyfriend knew the couple, told 5NEWS.

"We would just go hang out with them because we didn't know a lot of couples around here, on weekends," Blanks said.

Officers had been called out to the couple's house previously for fights, Brown said.

"There have been several times that police have been called for a domestic disturbance between these two, I believe they were even called out the night before.

Destiny Blanks says as a friend she and her boyfriend witness an often tense relationship between the couple, she showed 5NEWS text messages on her phone of Shawn had sent her asking for the couple to call police on his girlfriend.

"He sent me pictures where she smashed his window at work, and you can see his name, October 1," Blanks said to 5NEWS.

McKee is being held Wednesday (Oct. 3) at the Crawford County Detention Center on a $750,000 bond.

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