TAPD: Man charged in the death of 18-year-old woman, shooting reported as accidental


TEXARKANA, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) – A Texarkana man has been charged, accused of fatally shooting a woman Thursday evening.

According to the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department, 18-year-old Kayden May is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Abbigale Thacker, 18. Her body was found at home by first responders Thursday.

First responders say they were called just after 5:30 p.m. to the 200 block of South Mosley Road about an accidental shooting. When they arrived at the scene, they found the victim with a gunshot wound and she was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials said Thacker was shot with an AR-15 rifle.

An investigation was prompted by the Texarkana Arkansas Criminal Investigation Division and investigators arrested May only a few hours later. No further arrests are expected to happen.

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