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Authorities on Saturday identified a man and woman killed Wednesday in a police shooting in West Memphis.

Megan Brooke Rivera, 32, and De’Angelo Jamar Brown, 30, both of Lancaster, South Carolina, were fatally shot in the 800 block of North 18th Street, according to a news release by Arkansas State Police. West Memphis police said in a statement on Thursday that the driver rammed police vehicles after an officer tried to stop him, leading other officers to begin shooting.

Both Rivera and Brown died at the scene, authorities said. A police officer who was run over by the car was released from the hospital on Wednesday, according to police.

In a Thursday afternoon Facebook post, West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon called the shooting “unfortunate” and wrote that the officers involved in the shooting were “relieved of duty” pending an investigation by Arkansas State Police.

The investigation is ongoing, according to state police spokesman Bill Sadler.

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  • punk47
    January 19, 2019 at 12:07 p.m.

    Give them a bonus and send them on a vacation job well done

  • odinson
    January 19, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.

    Another blood thirsty Punk poster. Did the woman make the driver hit the police? If not, did she then deserve to die? Any chance there 'might' have been kids in the car. Guess they deserved the Judge Dredd treatment too. Would they still get two thumbs up from a Punk?

  • Waitjustaminute
    January 19, 2019 at 6:32 p.m.

    Odinson: so, if the police hadn't shot at the car, allowing it to continue to flee, and the car then hit another car head on, killing someone else's wife/girlfriend and children, would that make you feel better?

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