Little Rock police kill man downtown | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Little Rock police kill man downtown

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 5:41 AM

click to enlarge CHIEF BUCKNER: At shooting scene.
  • CHIEF BUCKNER: At shooting scene.
Little Rock police responding to a disturbance call near Eighth and Sherman Streets about 12:40 a.m. killed a man with a long gun, Police Chief Kenton Buckner said in an early morning meeting with reporters.

Buckner said at least two officers responded and fired an unknown number of shots after officers "engaged" the man. He didn't provide details about how the confrontation developed except that officers were responding to calls from the neighborhood about a man with a gun. The man who was killed was black, but has not been identified. The police said a weapon was taken at the scene. No officer was hurt.

Buckner said the department would be transparent about the review and he said he was sensitive given the "climate in the country."

Two officers were placed on administrative leave as is customary in use of deadly force.

The shooting occurred in the 500 block of Eighth, a residential street one block north of the Arkansas Arts Center.


Tags: ,


Favorite

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Trump's gift to newspapers

    What would a Monday morning be without Donald Trump in the White House? Among the stories we'd lack today:
    • Nov 19, 2018
  • Prosecutor-elect suggests murder charge in Dallas police shooting

    ohn Creuzot, district attorney-elect in Dallas County, says a murder charge would be appropriate in the fatal shooting of Botham Jean in his apartment by Dallas police officer Amber Guyger.
    • Nov 19, 2018
  • Video: Shootout in Washington County

    After a bystander's video of a shootout Nov. 11 between Washington County deputies and a suspect, the county sheriff released dash cam video of the event.
    • Nov 19, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Slideshows

  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments

 

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