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The Arkansas State Police has opened an investigation into an officer-involved shooting after a man was wounded Saturday in Gravette in Northwest Arkansas.

Police officers and sheriff's deputies said a man identified as Eulas Linwood Hughes III, 40, stood outside a residence at 407 Second Ave. SE in Gravette, holding a handgun and long gun, according to a state police news release.

Authorities said they talked to Hughes, trying to get him to drop the weapons. At some point, Hughes started to enter the house, state police said.

"At that time he is said to have pointed one of the guns at officers who then fired, wounding Hughes," state police said in the news release.

Authorities took Hughes to a hospital, and he was reported in stable condition Saturday evening, state police said.

Benton County sheriff's deputies, and police officers from Gravette and Sulphur Springs responded to the 3:40 p.m. disturbance call at the house Saturday.

Metro on 01/21/2018

Print Headline: Officer shots hurt man in Gravette

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