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Arkansas State Police have identified the robbery suspect fatally shot by a West Memphis officer Saturday.

Police say Olugbalah Ridley, 33, of Indianapolis, “brandished a gun” at them before being shot by an officer that morning. Ridley died at the scene.

The robbery took place at Americas Best Value Inn at 2411 E. Service Road, while the shooting took place in a parking lot nearby, police said.

Ridley was a suspect in a Dec. 16 armed robbery in Indianapolis, according to a news release from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Police said Ridley stole $15,000 in cash from a person making a business deposit at a bank.

Authorities have not yet released the identity of the officer who shot Ridley.

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


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  • LR1955
    April 17, 2017 at 12:30 p.m.

    Police said Ridley stole $15,000 in cash from a person making a business department (or maybe the editor should change this to deposit) at a bank.

  • caspertherat
    April 17, 2017 at 3:01 p.m.

    Quick, someone call Rep. Flowers (D) Pine Bluff and let her know Olugbalah is dead. Maybe Rep. Flowers (D) Pine Bluff can file a bill to study why Olugbalah was stealing money. If only Rep. Flowers (D) Pine Bluff had been there, she could have talked him into surrendering before this awful thing happened. Maybe Rep. Flowers (D) Pine Bluff can get a study to find out if he was merely making an "undocumented" possession of the money instead of stealing it.

  • Kharma
    April 17, 2017 at 3:33 p.m.

    Here's more on the (former) scumbag. Way to go LE!

    Name: OLUGBALAH RIDLEY Registration #: 2059599
    Level: Sex Offender
    Status: Active
    Registration Start Date: 06/05/2014
    Registration End Date:
    Lifetime Registration: Yes

    Physical Description
    • Age: 33 • Height: 5'09''
    • Sex: M • Weight: 180lbs
    • Race: Black • Eyes: Brown
    • Hair: Black
    • Scars/Tattoos: Tattoo on Upper_R_Arm (Dragon) , Piercing on L_ear (1x piercing) , Tattoo on Upper_L_Arm (Angel, devil, tribal band) , Tattoo on Back (Ridley) , Tattoo on L_Breast (Heart, cross) , Tattoo on R_Breast (Tribal skeleton, snake)

    3514 E 9TH ST INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46201, Marion County
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    Other Known Addresses
    • Description: 35-42-4-2 - Criminal Deviate Conduct
    • Date Convicted: 05/28/2008
    • Conviction State: Indiana
    • Release Date:
    • Details:
    • County of Conviction: Marion
    • Case Number: 49G02-0710-FA-210997
    • Sentence: 15 years DOC

  • Packman
    April 17, 2017 at 4:43 p.m.

    Good guys alive bad guy dead. Nice. Very nice.

  • LR1955
    April 17, 2017 at 8:54 p.m.

    Open season on thugs, alright !