The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office (FCSO) says Billy Joe Ewing, who died Tuesday night, told deputies he had been stabbed and shot by Clayton Monsees (pictured), 31, at Ewing's home on Laramie Road.
The FCSO says Ewing was married to Monsees' former wife. The two men reportedly argued at the Ewing home just before 11:30, leaving Ewing with a gunshot wound to the throat and a stab wound to the shoulder. He died of his wounds a short time later.
Ewing's wife and her three children were found in a back bedroom, deputies said. She told them she heard her husband's truck pull up in the driveway, heard his door slam and then heard a gunshot.
After looking outside, she told deputies she saw the men fighting and a knife sticking out of Ewing's shoulder.
The woman said she stayed inside the house and thought both men had left until deputies arrived.
The FCSO is still working to piece together what led to the killing.