Banker dies of gunshot | Arkansas Blog

Monday, February 1, 2010

Banker dies of gunshot

Posted By on Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 5:17 AM

Ron Strother, president of Home Bancshares, died of what's being called a self-inflicted gunshot wound Sunday afternoon. His body was found in a vehicle outside a bank branch on Highway 10.

(Thanks to all for notes related to this yesterday evening.) From LRPD:

2010-10797 Suicide - Gun

On January 31, 2010 at approximately 1425 hours officers responded to 12915 Cantrell Road in reference to a shooting just occurred call.  Upon arrival the officers had contact with LRFD personnel.  The firemen told the officers they were leaving Larry’s Pizza when they observed a GMC Yukon parked on the lot with a white male slumped over in the driver seat.  The firemen said they checked on the vehicles occupant and observed that he was deceased with a gunshot wound in the center of his chest.  The DO and CSSU were notified and responded to investigate the incident.  The victim was identified as Ron Strother W/M DOB 11-06-48.  A search of the vehicle revealed a .45 caliber pistol.  Mr. Strother’s family members were contacted and it was learned that he had been suffering with depression

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