Blytheville police officer kills man in disturbance | Arkansas Blog

Monday, April 8, 2019

Blytheville police officer kills man in disturbance

Posted By on Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 10:38 AM

Another fatal shooting by police, this one in Blytheville.

The release from the State Police, which will investigate the shooting:

The Arkansas State Police is investigating an overnight officer involved shooting incident that resulted in the death of Marzues Scott, 35, of Blytheville.

Authorities within the Blytheville Police Department requested the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division to investigate the use of deadly force by one of its officers.

A Blytheville police officer was dispatched at approximately 11:30 PM Sunday (April 7th) to a disturbance call at the Dodge’s convenience store located at 3605 South Division Street.
Once at the scene of the disturbance the officer encountered the suspect, identified as Scott, across the street at the Deerfield Inn located at 1100 Kari Lane. Scott allegedly attacked the officer and during a scuffle, the officer shot Scott who died later at a local hospital. The officer sustained minor injuries during the attack.

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