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Sunday, August 12, 2012

UPDATE: Little Rock police officer kills suspect in car break-in

Posted By on Sun, Aug 12, 2012 at 9:54 AM

For the second time in two days, Little Rock police gunfire has resulted in a death.

Preliminary report from Sgt. Cassandra Davis:

At 5:15 this morning officers were called to 13111 W. Markham (Shadow Lake Apartments) to a suspicious person, someone possibly breaking into cars. As a result an officer did fire his weapon striking and killing one individual. Two additional individuals were taken into custody as well.

The officer will be placed on routine paid administrative leave. Neither the name of the officer nor the other three individuals involved in the incident will be released at this time. The number of times the officer fired will not be released at this time. Additional information reference this incident will be released upon completion of the investigation or as it becomes necessary.

Police gunfire Friday afternoon resulted in the death of a man who reportedly came out of a Leawood house with a gun. Officers were investigating a domestic disturbance. NOTE: The police have released further information on that incident. It's been added at the link.

UPDATE: Channel 4 has talked with the family of a 15-year-old they believe was killed.

UPDATE: Police have provided some further information on this morning's shootings. Officer Josh Hastings fired on a car fleeing the apartments' parking lot after he interrupted them in the alleged car burgalry. The juvenile driver of the car was killed and two others in the car were arrested. Hastings has been in the news before, in part for complaints by black officers about his past attendance at a KKK meeting. The full police statement follows:


On Sunday, August 12, 2012, at approximately 5:15 a.m. officers were called to 13111 W. Markham (Shadow Lake Apartments) to a suspicious person, someone possibly breaking into cars. The first officer on scene (Officer Josh Hastings) observed two individuals breaking into a parked car. Officer Hastings then observed the two suspects run and get into a Honda Civic that was parked in a nearby parking spot. According to the officers statement he fired upon the vehicle as it approached him as the vehicle was attempting to flee the parking lot. Officer Hastings fired his weapon striking and killing the juvenile driver of the Honda Civic. Two other juveniles that were also in the vehicle fled the area on foot however they were apprehended a short time later. The juveniles have been charged with one count of breaking and entering of an automobile at this time.

The Honda Civic was reported stolen August 8th, 2012 from 13200 Chelan.

Officer Hastings, a fifth year officer was relieved of duty pending further investigation and administrative procedure.

The Department’s Major Crimes Division is conducting an investigation which will be reviewed by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The Professional Standards Section is conducting an internal Administration investigation relating to Departmental policies. Additional information will be made available as their investigations and evaluations are concluded

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