Former Texas Rangers pitcher John Barfield killed at age 52

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (WIAT) — Police and family members say former Texas Rangers pitcher John Barfield died in a shooting in Arkansas. He was 52-years-old.

Little Rock Police say Barfield was fatally shot on Christmas Eve after an altercation with an acquaintance in downtown Little Rock. 59-year-old William Goodman is in jail on preliminary charges of first-degree murder.

Barfield pitched three seasons for the Rangers beginning in 1989.

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