A 64-year-old Dermott woman, Carolyn Hayes, was wounded earlier today outside 925 Skipper Bridge Road, in Dermott. Her son, Johnny Hayes, 49, was shot and killed.
Dermott police received a telephone call about 12:22 AM reporting the shooting incident. Only 45 minutes earlier a local police officer had been sent to the Skipper Bridge Road address to quell a disturbance that had arisen out of an argument involving Johnny Hayes and another person.
When police arrived at the residence a second time, Carolyn Hayes was seen walking in the front yard, but wounded. Her son was laying in the yard, unresponsive and was later declared dead at an area hospital. Johnny Hayes’ body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where the manner and cause of his death will be determined.
State Police and local law enforcement officers and deputies have not made an arrest in the case. The investigation is being handled jointly by the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division, Dermott Police Department, Drew County Sheriff’s Department and Chicot County Sheriff’s Department.