South Carolina couple identified in West Memphis police shooting | Arkansas Blog

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South Carolina couple identified in West Memphis police shooting

Posted By on Sat, Jan 19, 2019 at 7:43 AM

The State Police say Megan Brooke Rivera, 32, and De'Angelo Jamar Brown, 30, both of Lancaster, S.C., were the two people killed by West Memphis police after a car chase Thursday.

The case remains under investigation and State Police provided no further details.

Reports earlier said West Memphis police gave chase after a car in which Rivera and Brown were riding wouldn't stop for a police check. The car was reportedly stolen in South Carolina. The chase proceeded through West Memphis and police reportedly opened fire after the car struck a police officer.

Six West Memphis officers have been placed on leave while the case is investigated.

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