Gwatney aftermath: the video | Arkansas Blog

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Gwatney aftermath: the video

Posted By on Sat, Aug 16, 2008 at 2:04 AM

Someone has posted a video taken in the confusing minutes just after the shooting of Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney. In the video -- which also includes the first on-scene comments to the press by Little Rock Police Department spokesman Lt. Terry Hastings and a very early interview with an Arkansas Baptist Convention employee recounting how gunman Timothy Dale Johnson entered their building and pointed a pistol at a staffer --  police are heard to shout "Go! Go! Go!" before squealing away in their squad cars, presumably in pursuit of Johnson, who was then at large in Little Rock. Johnson eventually led cops on a 35-mile chase before being forced off the road and shot in Sheridan. He later died of his wounds. 

From the ArkTimes store


Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by David Koon

Readers also liked…

  • 'Million-Dollar Thursday': A visit to Sherwood's hot check court

    We take a visit to the weekly hot check court in Sherwood District Court, the subject of a recent civil rights lawsuit filed by ACLU Arkansas and others, who say the system there results in a modern-day debtor's prison
    • Aug 25, 2016
  • ADEQ denies C&H Hog Farm permit

    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has denied a new permit for the C&H Hog Farms' concentrated animal feeding operation near Mount Judea (Newton County). This is a big and somewhat surprising victory for critics who have viewed C&H's large-scale pig farm and the pig waste it generates as an existential threat to the Buffalo National River.
    • Jan 10, 2018
  • Satanic Temple: Make Rapert pay for Ten Commandments monument

    A petition drive has begun to encourage a demand that Sen. Jason Rapert pay for the legal fees in defending his Ten Commandments monument proposed for the state Capitol grounds. It's more work by the Satanic Temple, which has fought church-state entanglement around the country.
    • Aug 28, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments


© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation