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Suspect fatally shot after opening fire, Arkansas State Police say

By Maggie McNeary

This article was published February 19, 2017 at 2:17 p.m.

Authorities fatally shot a suspect in a breaking-and-entering Sunday after he opened fire on officers, Arkansas State Police said.

Police shot Kyle Riggs, 33, around 5:30 a.m. Sunday in Bull Shoals, a news release from state police said. Riggs later died at a local hospital.

A Marion County Sheriff’s deputy and a Bull Shoals Police Officer responded to a breaking and entering and assault call at a residence early Sunday, the release said.

Riggs shot at the officers when they arrived and the officers shot back, hitting Riggs in the head, according to authorities.

Arkansas State Police spokesman Liz Chapman said police believe that Riggs did not live in the residence and was a suspect in the breaking and entering.

No officers were injured during the shooting.

State police special agents are leading the investigation, the results of which will be submitted to the Marion County prosecuting attorney.

Chapman said police were not immediately releasing the exact location of the shooting in order to protect the identity of the Bull Shoals resident.

Democrat-Gazette reporter Ryan Tarinelli contributed to this story.

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LB1023LB says... February 19, 2017 at 2:58 p.m.

Well, another THUG off the streets!

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LR1955 says... February 19, 2017 at 3:42 p.m.

Good shooting!

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RBBrittain says... February 19, 2017 at 3:57 p.m.

Not so fast, LB. How many "thugs" make it to Bull Shoals? It would be helpful to know the race of the dead perp, even if he was white.

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Kharma says... February 19, 2017 at 4:05 p.m.

Another dead Turkey Trot devotee / thug. Sweet!

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NutButter says... February 19, 2017 at 5:48 p.m.

He is a dead thug!! Good riddance.

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RaylanGivens says... February 19, 2017 at 6:36 p.m.

RBB thugs aren't of any specific color. Dead thug=saving taxpayers money

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outdoorsman70 says... February 19, 2017 at 7:07 p.m.

RBB you dumb twit, how many blacks are in Bull Shoals, get your head outta...

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ARKcitizen says... February 19, 2017 at 7:24 p.m.

And what relevance does race have? None whatsoever. Some person felt he had to do something illegal, then he made it worse by shooting at the officers and they killed him. A life has been lost, which is tragic; however, he won't rob or shoot at anyone again. Regardless of his crimes, his family will mourn their loss. We are not so barbaric that we would not feel sad for them, surely.

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LR1955 says... February 19, 2017 at 7:41 p.m.

breaking and entering and assault call...sounds like a perp vs family member (ex-wife, exGF, mom who kicked him out) perhaps his family won't be morning.

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NoCrossNoCrown says... February 19, 2017 at 9:38 p.m.

Arkansas: We're Pro-Some-Life
As long as we get to pick and choose which lives.

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