July 18, 2019 PRESS RELEASE On Thursday, 7/18/19 at approximately 3:43 a.m., Pope County 911 Dispatch received at a call regarding a shooting. Pope County Deputies responded to the 8000 block of U.S. Highway 64 East in Atkins. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a deceased male inside the residence. One person has been taken into custody. The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.