by Max Brantley
At approximately 10:49pm on October 5th, 2013, our office received a call of a disturbance in progress in the area of 160 to 200 Stanage Drive in Garland County. Upon arrival, and after speaking with a complainant, it was learned that the disturbance involved a male and female inside a residence at an unnumbered house and that the male was observed with a gun.
Our deputy requested backup assistance from the Arkansas State Police, as all of our units were currently on other calls, and several troopers with the ASP responded. Once on scene, the officers approached the residence where the disturbance had taken place, knocked and identified themselves to the occupants inside and ordered them out of the house. The Officers heard what sounded like the action of a firearm being operated, took cover at different points around the front yard and observed a white male exit the house with a firearm. The male suspect was ordered to drop the firearm, with no compliance. The suspect instead pointed the gun at our deputy, was shot by the officers and died at the scene. None of the officers were injured in the shooting.
At this point investigator’s from the sheriff’s office and Arkansas State Police are processing the scene and interviewing the witness and officers involved. We have no motive for the disturbance or the suspects actions and the names of those involved are not being released, pending investigation, identification and notifications.