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Press Release: Armed Parolee Shot By Police; Felony Arrest – HOT SPRINGS

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Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox

All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.


Update to Chappel Hill Road Press Release #1 from 9/18/2019 CLICK HERE.

Officer Involved Shooting On Chapel Hill Road

On Wednesday, September 18th, 2019, at 11:20am, the Hot Springs Police Department received a 911 call in reference to several shots fired in the area of 300 Chappel Hill Road. Upon arrival, officers located Zachary Burks (30) of Hot Springs, armed with a pistol.

Zachary Ray Burks – booking photo 9/18/2019

Zachary Ray Burks – unknown date..prior to 9/2019

During the incident, a Hot Springs Police Officer fired his weapon and struck Burks. Burks was transported to a local hospital and was treated and released for his injuries.

Zachary Ray Burks has been charged with Aggravated Assault (D Felony) and Possession of Firearm by Certain Person (B Felony). 

Burks is currently being held in the Garland County Detention Center on a zero bond parole hold. 

As per departmental policy, the officer will be placed on administrative leave with pay, pending an administrative investigation.