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Man who fired shots at Arkansas officers killed, authorities say; 3 deputies hurt

by Dave Hughes | May 8, 2018 at 9:27 a.m.

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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