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Three Arkansas deputies suffered non-life-threatening injuries and one man was killed early Tuesday when authorities answering a shots-fired call south of Fort Smith encountered a man with a shotgun.

About about 10:30 p.m Monday, Sebastian County sheriff's office deputies responded to the 1100 block of Sunny Hill Place east of Hackett, where the resident shot at them multiple times with the shotgun.

Officers from throughout the county converged on the home, where a standoff ensued until about 1 a.m. Tuesday. The resident then emerged from the home and was fatally shot, sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Philip Pevehouse said.

Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck said the wounded deputies, who are part of the county's SWAT team, are expected to recover.

The standoff occurred in Hackett, about 125 miles northwest of Little Rock.

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

Information for this article was contributed by The Associated Press.

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  • LRDawg
    May 8, 2018 at 1 p.m.

    Another "good guy with a gun"

  • ArkyMark
    May 8, 2018 at 1:19 p.m.

    Yes, nice job SCSO. Hope the wounded officers all have a speedy recovery. Glad no one else was hurt.

  • GeneralMac
    May 8, 2018 at 1:20 p.m.

    What a stupid comment LRDawg !

    If he is Black, watch for the cries of " police brutality " to start.

  • Packman
    May 8, 2018 at 1:25 p.m.

    Hey LRDawg - I understand facts are foreign to your persona, but they are important. The CDC suppressed a study that has finally been made public that shows good guys using guns for self-defense exist at a rate of about three to one bad guys using guns for criminal purposes. But you be you, LRDawgs.
    Another fact is a good guy with a gun has a 100% chance of defending themselves with a gun against a bad guy with a gun while a good guy without a gun has 0% chance.

  • titleist10
    May 8, 2018 at 3:52 p.m.

    Tell it like it is packman-I'm with you

  • Skeeter99
    May 8, 2018 at 4:45 p.m.

    Hey Packman, not picking sides here, but never say 0% chance. Case in point that that statement is not accurate:

    Remember James Shaw Jr. of the Nashville Waffle House incident a few weeks ago?

    He didn't have a gun and I believe he did survive by taking the gun away from the perp.

    Just saying.