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PHOTOS: One dead in officer-involved shooting in west Little Rock, police say

By Arkansas Online

This article was originally published April 5, 2017 at 11:11 p.m. Updated April 5, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

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Police on scene of an officer-involved shooting in west Little Rock.

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One person has died after being shot by police near a west Little Rock hotel late Wednesday, authorities said.

At the scene, assistant police Chief Hayward Finks said the male suspect who was shot was located in a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of the Extended Stay America located near the intersection of Shackleford and Kanis roads.

When officers approached, Finks said, the driver rammed a vehicle being driven by a bystander and tried to ram a Little Rock police vehicle. One officer then opened fire shortly before 10:15 p.m., the assistant chief said.

Finks said the suspect was struck and taken to a local hospital but died after suffering critical injuries.

The male suspect was sought in multiple auto break-ins around Little Rock, Finks said. He was also wanted by the U.S. marshals on felony drug charges.

The suspect was known to be armed, Finks said, but the investigation is ongoing as to whether he had a weapon. Police did not identify him Wednesday night.

Per standard protocol, the officer was taken to police headquarters and will be placed on administrative leave, Finks said. The department will open two investigations: one administrative and one criminal.

The officer was also not identified Wednesday night.

Read Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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AuntPetunia says... April 6, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.

Welp, I would say that 2000lb hunk of metal that he was bashing into other cars qualifies as a weapon. Sad that he died, but it's lucky he didn't kill someone.

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JPRoland says... April 6, 2017 at 12:21 a.m.

I agree AuntPetunia. The statement about an investigation as to whether or not he had a "weapon" was irrelevant and it almost seems as if the writer is trying to make it relevant. Once he started ramming bystanders with his vehicle and began trying to ram a police vehicle, the question about whether or not he had a weapon was answered. I'm sorry he died as a result, but am glad no one else was injured.

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NutButter says... April 6, 2017 at 1:13 a.m.

Good work, LRPD. The number of car thefts & auto break-ins in LR is amazing. Our Little Rock Police Officers put their lives on the line each day to protect us from all tupes of criminals.

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Kharma says... April 6, 2017 at 6:36 a.m.

A vehicle can clearly be utilized as a weapon, so yeah the perp was in fact armed. And the name of the officer who ended the deadly threat is of no moment, except to those who wish to demonize and threaten him or her. Good job LE and glad it was the perp and not the officer who lost the life.

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drs01 says... April 6, 2017 at 5:39 p.m.

I support ANY POLICE OFFICERS THAT FEAR FOR THEIR LIVES WHEN CONFRONTING AN UNKNOWN CHARACTER BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A MOVING VEHICLE. I just hope the jury in the Hasting BS civil lawsuit see it the same way.
Maybe someday in my lifetime we will have a full strength police force and not be continuously 70 officers short. Maybe there is a reason.

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NoCrossNoCrown says... April 6, 2017 at 7:21 p.m.

The LRPD is taking these badazz thugs out... one by one...
The one in the Rivermarket and now this one....
Both men armed and a threat, now both dead
......and the streets just a little safer for the rest of us!
Happy Happy Happy LRPD..... Big Blue Crew

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caspertherat says... April 7, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Still waiting on loud mouthed Rep. Flowers (D), Pine Bluff, to put her two cents in. Oh wait, the criminal was white? Oh, never mind there Rep. Flowers (D), Pine Bluff. Not your agenda.

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