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Woman found fatally shot in Little Rock determined as homicide, police say

Officers are investigating a homicide after a woman's body was found with gunshot wounds on Terra Vista Circle.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — According to the Little Rock Police Department, officers are investigating a homicide after a woman's body was found with gunshot wounds on Terra Vista Circle.

On Thursday, April 7, officers responded to a shooting on Terra Vista Circle. When they arrived, officers found a woman, later identified as Brittany Cottrell of Little Rock, suffering from a gunshot wound. 

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Based on the pre-investigation, detectives were not able to determine if this was a homicide. 

Cottrell’s body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab as a death investigation until the results of the autopsy were released. 

On April 8, detectives determined Cottrell's death was consistent with homicide after the autopsy was complete. 

Little Rock police arrested Nichalas Bates in connection to Cottrell's death.

We will update this article with more information as it becomes available. 

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