El Dorado man arrested in connection to murder

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An El Dorado man has been arrested for what police say is the town’s first murder this year.

Thirty-seven-year-old Curtis Lumsey is charged with killing 27-year-old Brian Smith of Crossett.

Police say it happened around midnight Friday at a home on W.1st Street.

They found Smith lying in the front doorway with two wounds.

One on the upper left shoulder and the other in the abdomen.

“It’s tragic, you know, we nearly went two months before we had our first one, and anytime you have a homicide, it’s a tragedy for all sides,” Captain Kevin Holt, El Dorado Police Department said. “Not only the victim but the suspects.”

The Arkansas State Crime Lab will perform an autopsy to determine what caused Smith’s wounds.

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