Posted by Arkansas 911 News Chief Editor Paul Maddox
All suspects are presumed innocent until determined guilty in court.
Press Release – ARKANSAS STATE POLICE
STATE TROOPER SHOOTS SUSPECT AFTER ASSAULT ON HIGHWAY POLICE OFFICER
The Arkansas State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting incident, that left an officer of the Arkansas Highway Police and a suspect wounded. A state trooper, pursuant to Arkansas State Police policy and procedure, is on paid administrative leave while the investigation is underway.
The shooting incident occurred about 7 PM tonight near Interstate 30 and Roosevelt Road. The Arkansas Department of Transportation, Highway Police Officer was stabbed as he approached the suspect. The injuries in the stabbing of the Highway Police Officer are not believed to be life threating.
An Arkansas State Trooper shot the suspect as the suspect approached the trooper with a weapon. The state trooper was not injured.
The suspect was transported from the scene to a local hospital. The condition of the suspect is unknown.