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Body of airman killed in Arkansas returned to Maine

March 22, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The body of an airman who died while trying to stop an armed robbery in Arkansas has returned home to Maine.

A procession escorted the body of 23-year-old Senior Airman Shawn McKeough Jr. from Boston to a Portland funeral home Thursday evening.

The Westbrook native was stationed at the Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville.

McKeough was fatally shot while trying to stop a robbery at a North Little Rock gas station Feb. 15.

Four teenagers are facing charges in the man’s death.

Funeral arrangements are being made.

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