2 Arrested In Fatal Shooting

Police: Shooting Began As Armed Robbery

Two men, including one who was shot in the arm early Wednesday, have been arrested in connection with an early-morning slaying.

Officers were called to 219 West Southern Ave. just after 12:30 a.m. where Bob Spaulding, 31, was found shot inside a home, 6News' Julie Pursley reported.

Investigators said Eric J. Liscomb, 29, and Norman Barker, 18, targeted the home in a plan to steal narcotics.

Neighbors said they heard the gunshots and saw two men running from the home. Spaulding's young daughter, who was sleeping in a nearby room, was not injured.

"He just kept saying, 'Lilly,' which is his daughter's name," said a neighbor who said he tried to help Spaulding. "She was sitting up in her room. She's OK. Luckily, she's young enough she really doesn't know what's going on."

Police said blood evidence at the scene indicated one of the assailants may have been injured.

Minutes later, officers were called to the Village Pantry at 1402 S. Meridian St. where Barker said he had been shot in the arm near Morris and East streets by someone he didn't know.

Robert Spaulding

After being questioned by police, Barker was arrested in connection with Spaulding's killing Wednesday afternoon. Liscomb was arrested a short time later.

Police said they believe Liscomb shot both Spaulding and Barker during the struggle in Spaulding's home.

Barker and Liscomb were preliminary charged with murder and robbery.