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Fayetteville man held after fatal shooting



FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A Fayetteville man surrendered to authorities after the fatal shooting Thursday of a 33-year-old man outside the Brinkley Housing Authority office, the Arkansas State Police agency said.

Bernard Pearson of Brinkley was shot shortly before 6 p.m. while in the parking lot of the housing authority, 418 Chicago St., according to a news release issued Friday by the agency.

Authorities said Pearson was transported to a Forrest City hospital, where he later died.

A 26-year-old Fayetteville man later surrendered to police, the release states. The man, whose name wasn’t released by authorities Friday, is being held while the investigation continues, state police said.

Pearson’s body was taken to the state Crime Laboratory to determine the cause and manner of his death.