Monday afternoon, police confirmed the shooter as Perry Davis Junior. According to police, Davis shot and killed his wife Sunday night before turning the gun on himself.
Bentonville Police Chief Jon Simpson says officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at 804 SW Ouachita Dr. in Bentonville just before 5:30 Sunday night and were greeted by gunfire.
Police swarmed the neighborhood and repeatedly tried to make contact with someone inside the home.
"You always hope for a line of communication," Simpson says. "In this case we never established that."
Around 10 p.m. the Bentonville SWAT team entered the house and found Kelly Davis killed by a gunshot.
They also found Perry Davis Jr. with a head wound.
"We have quite a bit of investigation left to do, but I think everything clearly points to him being a suspect in this homicide and that gunshot wound being self inflicted," Simpson says.
Davis has been transferred to Washington Regional Medical Center, and Simpson says they are constantly monitoring his condition, which will determine how the investigation will proceed.
In the meantime, they are taking statements from the dozens of officers who were at the scene, and interviewing neighbors and family members about the couple's relationship.
Terry Rose lives on the street, and says she's still in shock after Sunday's event..
"Last night was a nightmare," she says sitting on her front porch on Monday. "We opened up the front door and we heard the three gunshots go off. I looked at my husband and I said he killed her."
Rose says the couple often fought, but the conflicts were always resolved. She calls the suspected shooter her friend, and says the 49-year-old often visited her home.
"That persona that he gave all of us was a nice person that would do anything for you," she says. "To know that he shot someone... never in my wildest dreams."