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Man dies after being shot by officers in downtown Little Rock

By Arkansas Online , Ryan Tarinelli

This article was originally published March 26, 2017 at 5:02 a.m. Updated March 26, 2017 at 2:45 p.m.

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Police investigate an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning in downtown Little Rock.


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2:40 P.M. UPDATE:

A man died Sunday after being shot by multiple officers in an alleyway near President Clinton Avenue, according to a news release from the Little Rock Police Department.

Police said the armed man ran away from them into an alley behind Ernie Biggs in downtown Little Rock, where he then turned toward them with a gun in his hand, “raising it as if to fire at the officers.”

Multiple police officers then shot the man and he fell, the release said.

MEMS transported the man to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries, according to authorities.

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave, the release said.

The investigation is ongoing.

EARLIER:

Little Rock police shot a man Sunday morning in an alleyway off of President Clinton Avenue in downtown Little Rock, officials said.

The victim was transported by emergency medical personnel to UAMS Medical Center, where he was taken into surgery, Little Rock police Assistant Chief Alice Fulk said at the scene. She said the shooting victim's condition was unknown.

Fulk said police believe the officer-involved shooting occurred at around 2 a.m. and radio traffic related the shooting started at 2:06 a.m.

She said the incident began when two people contacted police in the River Market District to report that they had a confrontation with an armed man.

Officers found the man outside Ernie Biggs, a downtown bar, then followed him to an alleyway behind the bar where the shooting occurred, Fulk said.

There was a "confrontation" between police and the victim, and multiple officers fired their guns at the man, Fulk said.

Print Headline: Police investigate officer-involved shooting in downtown Little Rock

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Kharma says... March 26, 2017 at 9:43 a.m.

Takeaway: Avoid armed confrontations with multiple officers and avoid ventilation.

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DontGoThere says... March 26, 2017 at 10:47 a.m.

How can he be a victim? Poor choice of words Ark Democrat

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LR1955 says... March 26, 2017 at 12:35 p.m.

Victim of a bullet.

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Kharma says... March 26, 2017 at 2:34 p.m.

Victim of love?
Victim of circumstance?

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doakdw says... March 26, 2017 at 4:33 p.m.

Something's amiss here!

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Libertarian says... March 26, 2017 at 7:43 p.m.

Glad all those millions of tax payer's dollars were spent building up that area for private businesses. Working out well isn't it?

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Balien says... March 26, 2017 at 8:20 p.m.

Very few known facts in this article, but these days, a person would have to be pretty wasted or extremely desperate to evade arrest to NOT drop their firearm when confronted by police. The dead person was a victim of his own poor choices and the police officers' decision to use deadly force.

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TravisBickle says... March 26, 2017 at 10:29 p.m.

Lead poisoning.

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