Friday, June 2, 2006

Jonesboro, Arkansas

From the Jonesboro Sun of June 2, 2006
Intruder killed in Jonesboro

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of an intruder whom witnesses said kicked in a door and apparently confronted the resident inside.

The resident at 1301 Calley Cove in suburban north Jonesboro was identified by neighbors as Jeff Gulley. It could not be determined at press time whether Gulley was alone in the residence at the time of the shooting.

At least seven Jonesboro police officers, several Criminal Investigation Division officers and Medic One Ambulance service responded to the call.

Sgt. Stephen McDaniel of the Jonesboro Police Department said the call came in at 9:31 p.m. as a "break-in with shots fired." He said when officers arrived they found the resident and a 45-year-old white male lying dead inside the home. He would not identify the resident or the shooting victim.

Police issued no statements and few details were available at press time. Detective Chris Poe is the lead investigator in the case, police said.

Medic One emergency personnel left the residence with an empty stretcher as detectives investigated the crime scene. Sources at the scene said the intruder's body remained in the residence as the investigation continued for hours.

Neighbors told The Sun they heard a loud noise sometime after 9 p.m. that they said sounded like the roar of a motorcycle starting its engine. With no motorcycles seen in the residential cove, they said they believed the noise was possibly a break-in with gunshots.

Sources at the scene said the alleged intruder kicked in the door of the home and was shot by Gulley with a handgun.

Gulley, identified by neighbors as an Arkansas State University employee, was taken to police headquarters for questioning and an interview about the shooting. He was released by police.

The ASU faculty-staff directory has a Jeffrey S. Gulley, identified as a skilled trades worker in electrical and mechanical maintenance. It could not be confirmed that it was the same person identified by neighbors at Calley Cove.

Neighbors said that Gulley had a permit to carry to concealed handgun and had a gun collection.

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