A Little Rock police officer shot a man Sunday night when the man turned and pointed a gun, authorities said.
It happened shortly before 9:30 p.m. after police went to 3705 W. 16th St. to investigate people loitering in an alley there. As officers arrived, several people ran from them.
"One of the [suspects] reached the intersection of 15th and Oak where he turned and pointed a hand gun at an officer," Little Rock police spokesman Sgt. Cassandra Davis said in a statement. "The officer then fired at least one round striking the suspect in either the right hand or arm."
A police report indicated the man, 21-year-old Zachary Loring, was shot at least once in the right-hand. He was taken to UAMS Medical Center for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
Davis said it's unclear and still under investigation whether the man who pointed the gun actually fired it.
The officer, whose name wasn't released, was placed on administrative leave, which Davis said is "routine" in officer-involved shootings.