A man died after an exchange of gunfire at the Shackleford Crossings shopping center in West Little Rock between the man and two Little Rock Police officers, police said.
According to police, the man shot at the officers, who approached him in an Arby’s parking lot after receiving reports of a suspicious person, and the officers shot back, striking the man, who ultimately died at the hospital. His identity has not yet been released.
From KATV, which is reporting from the scene:
Chief Keith Humphrey says officers were called out to the 2700 block of Shackleford Rd. around 2:44 p.m on reports of a suspicious person.
Police made contact with the man who ended up firing shots at two officers.
The police chief says no officers were hurt, but the suspect was shot and taken to the hospital.
The Little Rock Police Department released the following statement regarding the shooting a couple of hours ago:
On April 21, 2019, the Little Rock Police Department had two officers involved in a shooting, after there was an exchange of gunfire between an officer and the victim. Their has been false information reported on social media regarding the race of the victim with this officer involved shooting. In efforts to remain transparent during this critical incident, we want to release the following information. The two officers involved in the incident are both white males. The victim of the shooting has been pronounced deceased, and was white male. His information will later be released, once proper notification can be made with his family.
This investigation is ongoing and more details will be released once available. The Little Rock Police Department will conduct a Criminal Investigation as well as an Administrative Investigation, as a result of today’s officer involved shooting.