Alleged horseplay results in death of Harrisburg woman

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Harrisburg woman was shot and killed Sunday, Jan. 1, in what the man charged in the death described to police as "horseplay."

Carlos Coronado, 28, told Poinsett County deputies he and 24-year-old Karrie Deshae Shadwick, who lived together at 6790 Mills Lane in Harrisburg, celebrated the New Year by discharging two firearms, a shotgun and a nine millimeter pistol. After the initial discharging of the weapons, he said, the two pointed the guns at each other "in a horseplay manner."

Coronado said he thought the pistol was empty when it went off, striking Shadwick in the head and causing a fatal wound. Coronado was taken into custody and has been charged with manslaughter.

A number of deputies responded to a call to the scene. Shadwick's body was discovered on the ground at the residence, located just west and south of Harrisburg.

The body of the victim has been sent to the State Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy and the case is currently under investigation by the Poinsett County Sherriff's Office and the Arkansas State Police.

The suspect's bond was set at $25,000 by District Judge Ron Hunter and he remains in custody at the Poinsett County Detention Center.

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