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Police: Authorities open fire in parking lot of Arkansas Wal-Mart after driver rams patrol units

By Emma Pettit

This article was originally published September 13, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. Updated September 13, 2017 at 11:09 a.m.


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11 a.m. UPDATE:

A man whom police fired at after he rammed two cars with his vehicle has been jailed on felony charges, state police said.

Larry Harrelson, 42, was arrested and booked into the Washington County jail on two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer as well as felony fleeing, agency spokeswoman Liz Chapman said in an email.

Harrelson is accused of fleeing from Huntsville police Tuesday evening and ramming two patrol cars in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart.

At that point, police fired at Harrelson, Chapman said. No injuries were reported.

Harrelson fled and was arrested a short time later by a state police trooper, she said.

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

EARLIER:

Authorities fired shots at a driver after he rammed two patrol units in a Wal-Mart parking lot Tuesday evening in Huntsville, Arkansas State Police said.

Troopers with the state Highway Patrol Division were asked to help the state Parole Board and local law enforcement apprehend a man who had felony warrants and had violated parole, state police spokeswoman Liz Chapman said in an email.

Sometime before 5:25 p.m., the man, 42-year-old Larry Harrelson, was spotted in Huntsville at the Wal-Mart at 157 Gary Hatfield Way, Chapman said. When Huntsville officers tried to block Harrelson's vehicle, he rammed two police units, the email said.

Shots were fired by police, Chapman said. Authorities did not disclose how many shots were fired and by how many officers.

No injuries were reported from the gunfire, she said.

Harrelson's vehicle left the Wal-Mart parking lot and headed into town, Chapman said. A state police trooper pulled Harrelson over and arrested him without incident, the release said.

He was not listed on the online Madison County jail roster as of 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.

The Huntsville Police Department requested that state police investigate the officer-involved shooting. When the investigation is completed, the Arkansas agency will turn over the file to the prosecuting attorney's office, Chapman said.

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ozena says... September 13, 2017 at 7:36 a.m.

You have to read three paragraphs to find out where this happened. I guess the perp is "not listed" as resident of Norway. Routine sorry police reporting by ADG.

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LRDawg says... September 13, 2017 at 8:44 a.m.

Good thing he wasn't black. He would have gotten himself killed

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OKelley says... September 13, 2017 at 9:35 a.m.

Ya its time to declare war on Hood Rats

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mrcharles says... September 13, 2017 at 10:34 a.m.

what was the voting record up there for Trump

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LR1955 says... September 13, 2017 at 12:18 p.m.

Whose to say that a man or transgender named Larry can't be a black, Hillary voting, N.AR Liberal?
Charles "LRDog" O'Kelly, that's who!

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Zebra87 says... September 13, 2017 at 12:23 p.m.

It tells where it happened in the first sentence.

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YoungHog says... September 13, 2017 at 1:40 p.m.

yep.. not fired on but shot on and dead if he was a minority.. ~real talk

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