Update: Flippin homicide victim, suspect identified


The Arkansas State Police (ASP) in a follow-up report say a 40-year-old woman, Kathryne Parker, was found dead Tuesday night inside a Flippin residence and two other individuals sustained non-life threatening injuries in the incident. Outside the residence, Flippin Police shot and wounded a man believed to be a suspect in the homicide.

Flippin Police officers responded to a call for help at an apartment along Eighth Street about 8:40 where they encountered a suspect, 42-year-old Richard Wayne Hudson Jr. of Glenpool, Oklahoma, outside the residence. Hudson was shot by local police. He was transported to Baxter Regional Medical Center where he continued to undergo treatment at mid-day Wednesday.Inside the apartment, officers found the body of Parker. The Arkansas State Crime Laboratory will determine the manner and cause of death.

Two other individuals at the residence were treated for injuries they had sustained.

Special agents of the ASP Criminal Investigation Division have been requested by local authorities to conduct investigations of the homicide and officer-involved shooting.

The state police investigation is continuing and information will be provided to the prosecuting attorney to determine what criminal charges may be filed against the suspect upon his release from hospital care.

Flippin Police Chief Henry Campfield tells KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot news the officer involved in the shooting is patrolman Kenneth Looney. Looney has been placed on paid administrative leave until the completion of the investigation.

Chief Campfield says Looney has been with the Flippin Police Department a little over two years.

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