A Desha County woman was fatally shot Wednesday afternoon at her home, according to State Police.

Joan Lemonds, 68, of 1769 Arkansas Highway 277, west of Watson, was pronounced dead shortly before 1 p.m.

The Desha County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man who is being held pending the filing of formal  charges. His name was not released.

The shooting occurred inside the Lemonds home following what a neighbor described as an argument between Lemonds and the suspect, State Police said.

The sheriff’s department asked the Arkansas State Police to conduct an investigation of the incident. State Police criminal investigation agents are investigating the shooting and updating the prosecuting attorney on recovered physical evidence and statements from witnesses.