Murder Charge Reduced to Manslaughter in Shooting Death

On 02/21/2020 Kayden May’s charges associated with the shooting death of Abbigale Thacker were reduced from Murder 2nd to Manslaughter. Several factors are considered when charging an individual with a particular crime. After further investigation, interviews with several parties and consultation with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, it was determined that Manslaughter is a more appropriate charge for the circumstances of the shooting death of Abbigale Thacker.

The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department expresses our condolences to all affected by this tragedy. We pray for peace and healing in the days to come.

On February 20, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department responded to the 200 block of South Mosley Road, in reference to a reported accidental shooting. Upon officers arrival they located an 18 year old female, identified as Abbigale Thacker deceased with a single gunshot wound.

The Texarkana Arkansas Criminal Investigation Division responded to continue the investigation which subsequently led to the arrest of Kayden May, w/m 18, who has been arrested and charged with murder in the second degree.

No further arrests are expected.