Homicide investigation begins after Arkansas man found dead

June 9, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police in Little Rock say they are investigating the death of a 62-year-old man as a homicide.

Authorities say the body of Lawrence Butler of Little Rock was discovered at his home on Friday night. Police say a member of the victim’s family went to his house to watch Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers and discovered Butler’s body slumped over. The relative was unable to get inside and called authorities.

Butler’s body was transported to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy. Authorities say he suffered an apparent gunshot wound.

Detectives have not released information about a motive. Authorities have also not released information about a possible suspect in Butler’s death.

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