MAMMOTH SPRING -- A Mammoth Spring man is in stable condition at St. John's Hospital in Springfield following a shooting incident in Mammoth Spring March 16.
According to Special Agent Dennis Simmons with Company E of the Arkansas State Police, Sue King, 73, of Mammoth Spring shot Gerry Adams, 50, also of Mammoth Spring in the chest with a hand gun.
Simmons said the Mammoth Spring Police Department responded to the shooting at 6:30 p.m. on Walker Street in the city. He said the shooting took place outside, between two residences' and that Adams was renting one of the residences from King.
Fulton County Sheriff Walter Dillinger said Adams was intoxicated at the time of the incident and that the gun used in the shooting was .25 caliber hand gun.
Simmons said due to the on-going investigation he would not comment on what caliber weapon was used in the shooting, only that it was a hand gun.
As of press time King has not been charged in the shooting. Simmons said no charges would be made until an investigation into why the shooting occurred was completed. He said that could take up to 30 days.
Dillinger said just last month Adams was in the Fulton County Jail. He was not sure what the charge was but that King called him about bonding Adams out of jail. He said that in fact, she did bond him out of jail.
Mammoth Spring Police Chief Michael Davis had no comment on the shooting because he said it had been turned over to the state police and that it is still under investigation.