Arkansas hospital visitor shot dead; acquaintance arrested

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police say a man visiting a patient at a Little Rock-area hospital was shot dead by a person he knew, and the suspect was arrested about an hour later at a gas station.

Sherwood Police Chief Jeff Hagar said police found 21-year-old Leighton Whitfield dead Wednesday at CHI St. Vincent in Sherwood.

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Hagar said 24-year-old Raymond Lovett was arrested in Little Rock and charged with capital murder and aggravated assault. Sherwood is a city of about 33,000 people northeast of Little Rock.