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Man apprehended after shooting at officers in Star City, police say

by Brianna Kwasnik | September 22, 2021 at 4:48 p.m.

A man was arrested Wednesday in Star City, about 20 miles south of Pine Bluff, after shooting at officers who responded to a shooting call, police said.

Officers responded to a shooting call at around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday at 205 Park St., about a mile south of the center of town, according to a news release from Star City police.

While officers were investigating the incident, Christobal Palomarez-Heredia, 43, began shooting at responders, according to the release.

Heredia is a convicted felon with an active federal arrest warrant, police said.

The state police SWAT team was activated in response. According to a news release from state police, the standoff came to an end more than four hours later, at approximately 11:09 a.m.

Police had requested the assistance of state police, and authorities were able to take him into custody after the standoff, police said.

Heredia was transported to Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff for injuries suffered while breaking glass during the standoff, according to police.

Heredia is charged with aggravated assault and was being held Wednesday afternoon at the Lincoln County Detention Center without bond, state police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

This story has been updated. It was originally published at 3:59 p.m.

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