Charge Changed to Manslaughter in shooting death of 18-year-old

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An 18-year-old is in custody and facing a manslaughter charge in the shooting death of another teen Thursday evening in Texarkana.

Kayden May has been arrested on a charge of second degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Abbigale Thacker in Texarkana, Ark.

Around 5:30 p.m. the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to the 200 block of South Mosley Road, in reference to a reported accidental shooting.

Upon officers arrival they located Thacker deceased with a single gunshot wound.

The Texarkana Arkansas Criminal Investigation Division responded to continue the investigation which subsequently led to the arrest of May.

May’s charge was reduced from Murder 2nd to Manslaughter.

Police said that after further investigation, interviews with several parties and consultation with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, it was determined that Manslaughter is a more appropriate charge for the circumstances.

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