The Sharp County Sheriff’s Department has requested the Arkansas State Police to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred earlier today.The State Police will report findings to the local prosecutor.
Jesse Hope, 19, of Ash Flat, was wounded by a Hardy Police Officer after the vehicle Hope was driving collided with police cars from Hardy and Highland. The crash and shooting incident occurred about 3:50 AM at the intersection of Hospital Drive and Allegheny Drive in Cherokee Village.
Hope had been pursued into Cherokee Village after the vehicle Hope was driving struck a nearby convenience store.
Hope was transported to an area hospital. His medical condition is unknown.