- Associated Press - Monday, January 25, 2016

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - A college student in Fort Smith has been fatally shot.

Fort Smith police say 22-year-old Kaleb Watson was shot at a north Fort Smith residence around 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities say two men wearing black clothing and ski masks attempted to rob him and a woman at gunpoint. An altercation ensued between an armed suspect and the victim, which resulted in multiple gun shots fired.

Police received a call regarding a shooting and located the victim inside the home. Emergency personnel arrived shortly after to render aid.

Watson was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Both suspects fled the scene, and police are searching for them.

The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith says Watson was enrolled as a student. The incident didn’t occur on campus.

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