Home Defense Shooting Sparks State Police Investigation


RECTOR, AR — A Rector home has become the focal point of an Arkansas State Police investigation after a man forced his was into a residence and was met with a homeowner unafraid to use deadly force.

As KAIT reports:

According to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller, 40-year-old Jeffery Baker was killed in the incident. Just after 8 p.m. Thursday, Rector police responded to a home on South LaSalle Street. When they arrived, they found Baker’s body inside the residence.

According to initial statements at the scene, Baker forcefully entered the home, and the homeowner shot him, the ASP stated in a news release Friday. Baker’s body has been taken to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock to determine the exact cause and manner of death.

A person of interest has been interviewed, according to Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller. Miller said the homicide has been surprising for people in the Clay County town.

“Rector’s a pretty quiet community for all intents and purposes,” Miller said.

I highly doubt that the investigation will turn anything up beyond the simple home invasion, but this is certainly a stressful time for the man or woman who pulled the trigger.

In the event of a self defense, home defense, or family defense scenario, be sure you have a plan for the aftermath — know what to say to the police.

If you know a lawyer you can trust with a major issue like this, memorize their phone number. If you don’t know one, consider researching lawyers in your area and saving their contact information. Concealed Nation covered this topic a few years ago — take a look!

We have also covered what to do in the aftermath of a shooting more than once — I’ll link to them here and here.

Staying safe means being prepared — keep you bases covered, folks.

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