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Man found shot dead in car, search on for suspect


Texarkana, Arkansas Police are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found inside a vehicle Wednesday night.

Officers were called to the 800 block of Pinehurst Street at 7:30 p.m. for a report of shots fired. They arrived to find a blue Mercury Grand Marquis in a yard near the intersection of Pinehurst and Walter streets.

Inside, they found the body of 23-year-old Andrew Cheatham of Texarkana, Arkansas in the driver's seat. Police say that a weapon was also found inside the car.

Police believe Cheatham may have been involved in an altercation with the occupants of another vehicle, which led to the shooting.

During the shootout, investigators say Cheatham apparently threw his car into reverse, hit the gas and ran off the road before he died. His body has been sent to Little Rock for an autopsy.

Anyone with information is strongly urged to contact the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department at 903-798-3154 or Texarkana area CrimeStoppers at 903-793-STOP.

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