Names released in Faulkner Co. double shooting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – Faulkner County deputies are reportedly investigating what they are calling a murder-suicide.

Authorities with the sheriff's office said deputies were called to a home on Hwy 36 at 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they are said to have found a male dead, and a female with a gunshot wound to the head.

Authorities said the female was in serious condition and flown to a nearby hospital by Med Flight, but THV11's Dan Grossman confirmed through authorities that the woman has died of her injuries.

The sheriff's office has identified the victims as Stephanie Hermes, 32, and Kevin Battle, 50. Investigators were told the two were in a previous relationship.

THV11 will update this story as more information becomes available.


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