Police have charged a Pulaski County man with killing another local resident.
Carl "Ricky" Smittle, 50, of Eubank and Eric Scott Pitman, 34, of Nancy were at a campsite on the banks of Fishing Creek when they got into an argument, according to a news release from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
Smittle pulled a pistol and shot Pitman at least once in the chest, according to the news release.
Smittle fled on foot. Police who responded to the shooting early Saturday — just after midnight — did not find him immediately, but arrested him without incident at mid-morning Saturday.
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Pitman was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting in the Oil Center area.
Police are still investigating what caused the argument and shooting.