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Little Rock police: Off-duty officer shot at Red Lobster

by Arkansas Online | January 9, 2016 at 10:21 p.m. | Updated January 9, 2016 at 11:34 p.m.
Little Rock police investigate Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, after an officer-involved shooting at Red Lobster, 8407 W. Markham St.

An off-duty officer was shot in the shoulder after interrupting a robbery Saturday night, Little Rock police said.

The shooting occurred at Red Lobster, 8407 W. Markham St., Little Rock police Lt. Steve McClanahan said.

Chief Kenton Buckner, who was on scene Saturday night, said that about 10 p.m., the off-duty officer interrupted a robbery and exchanged gunfire with three people.

The officer was shot in the shoulder, and one of the suspects was also shot, Buckner said. They were both taken to local hospitals with injuries described as not life-threatening.

Police were still searching Saturday night near the restaurant for the two other suspects. No one inside was injured, but people were inside the restaurant at the time of the shooting, police said. It was unclear if the shooting happened inside the Red Lobster or in the parking lot.

The officer was not identified, pending notification of family members, Buckner said.

Read Sunday's Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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