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Motorist killed by police after Clarksville traffic stop


The State Police said it has been called to review the fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop in Clarksville. The driver reportedly pulled a knife on the officer.

A State Police release:

Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at approximately 6:36 this evening, (Saturday, November 04, 2017) in the city of Clarksville, Johnson County.

Nyung Kyee, 56, has been identified as the individual who died after he reportedly brandished a knife at a local law enforcement officer.

A Clarksville Police Officer was attempting to make a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by Kyee at the intersection of Taylor Street and Cline Road in Clarksville. According to initial statements, upon Kyee coming to a stop he immediately stepped out of the vehicle and brandished the weapon. The officer fired their weapon striking Kyee, who was pronounced dead on scene. The body will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for examination.

No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident.
It was the second fatal police shooting of the weekend in Arkansas. Police killed a Batesville man Friday night after he shot a Batesville police officer. The officer, Michael Dickinson, was hospitalized in serious but stable condition with multiple wounds.

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