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Police shoot motorist after crash in Sharp County

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The State Police has been called to investigate another shooting by a police officer, this one in Sharp County.

The release:

The Sharp County Sheriff’s Department has requested the Arkansas State Police to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred earlier today.

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.
The State Police will report findings to the local prosecutor.

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