The Arkansas State Police has been requested by Dumas authorities to investigate a shooting incident that has claimed the life of a 39 year-old man.

About 1:15 AM today Dumas police officers received a report of gunfire at 103 South Beech Street.  Inside the residence officers found Claude Tatum had been wounded.  He was transported to a local hospital where he died at 2:26 AM.

Special Agents of the state police Criminal Investigation Division were requested to process the crime scene and assist local police as the investigation continues.