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Public Release – RUSSELLVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT
On June 28, 2018 at 6:45pm, Russellville Police officers responded to the 600 block of West K Street in reference to a person who had shot at bail bondsmen that were attempting to apprehend the suspect on felony warrants. When officers arrived on scene, the suspect fired additional shot from inside of the apartment where he had barricaded himself.
Russellville Police established a perimeter around the apartment complex and began negotiating with the suspect. The surrounding apartment complexes in the immediate area were evacuated, while assistance was requested from the Arkansas State Police Tactical Unit.
At approximately 2:15am, the suspect exited the apartment and began firing at officers, who then engaged the suspect. The suspect, who was a white male, age 37, died at the scene.
For further information concerning the investigation of the officer involved shooting, please contact Bill Sadler with the Arkansas State Police.
Russellville Police would like to thank the Arkansas State Police, Pope County Sheriff’s Office, Russellville Fire Department, Pope County EMS, Arkansas Tech University Public Safety, Pope County 911, Entergy, City Corporation, and the Office of the Mayor for their assistance in this incident.