A couple was found in their home over the weekend with apparent gunshot wounds, according to the Benton Police Department. Officers responded to a call at Hamilton Cove around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday after a report of a shooting.
Upon arrival, officers found Karla Coffman, age 37, suffering from a gunshot wound. She was transported for treatment but later succumbed to her injuries. Jonathan Coffman, age 44, was found already deceased at the scene – also from a gunshot wound.
Detectives with the Benton Police Department Criminal Investigations Division responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. They do not suspect foul play from a third party. The investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact BNPD. Tips may be called in at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Anonymous tips may also be sent via text to 847411 with the keyword BENTONPD in the body of the message or via the official BNPD app available on Google Play and iTunes.