The Conway man accused of the fatal shooting of a Jonesboro man outside of the Conway Police Department Thursday may face additional charges.

According to Prosecuting Attorney Marcus Vaden, Conway police officials planned to formally charge Cortez Waller, 22, of Conway with the murder of Christopher Childress, 32, of Jonesboro on Saturday, but charges will not be filed until Monday morning.

Thursday’s incident, according to CPD Public Information Officer Chris Harris, was a result of a relational dispute, according to police.

Harris said in an earlier interview that Waller, the alleged shooter, and Childress’, fiancé had a relationship in the past and the date the relationship ended has been subject to conflicting reports.

According to Harris, Waller was followed by Childress to the police station where Waller was to report an unrelated theft.

The two men allegedly crossed paths in the city, and Childress followed the subject.

Childress received multiple gunshot wounds to his torso, and was pronounced dead after being transported to Conway Regional Medical Center.

Childress’ fiancé and their three children were witnesses to the incident, which occurred in the Front Street parking lot of the Conway Police Station.

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