An Arkansas sheriff’s deputy was killed Thursday morning in a taking pictures that left one other particular person wounded and the suspected killer dull, police said.
Mike Stephens, 56, was acknowledged because the Stone County Sheriff’s deputy that was killed within the incident, Arkansas Remark Police Spokesman Invoice Sadler said at a press conference. The suspected shooter was also killed within the incident, but it completely was now no longer straight obvious whether he took his include lifestyles or if he was shot by other deputies. He has now no longer been acknowledged.
Stephens was a 20-three hundred and sixty five days extinct of legislation enforcement and a U.S. Army extinct, Stone County Chief Deputy Sheriff Zach Alexander said at the press conference.
“Every circulate that he is ever carried out, he consistently would be the predominant guy in someplace and final one out,” Alexander said.
Authorities had been known as to a house within the agricultural contrivance of Leslie at 8:02 a.m. over a domestic welfare test, Sadler said. Stephens arrived at 8:39 a.m. and encountered a woman who he began talking to earlier than gunfire fleet erupted.
Stephens was pronounced dull at the scene. The girl, who was now no longer acknowledged, was wounded and introduced to a native health facility with non-lifestyles threatening accidents, based on Sadler.
Sadler noted that the length of time it took Stephens to reach the scene was as a result of how distant from the house he was when he got the call to reply. He declined to assert whether officials had ever been known as to the house earlier than.
Earlier Wednesday, the Stone County Place of job of Emergency Administration said in a tweet that the coroner was headed to the scene. Stephens and the suspect’s physique had been taken to against the law lab to be examined for forensic evidence.
UPDATE: we are sad to narrative that the coroner has been known as to the scene for the deputy all in favour of the taking pictures we are soliciting for prayers for all fervent and for the deputies family
— Stone County Place of job of Emergency Administration (@county_of) July 18, 2019
Agents with the Arkansas Remark Police Legal Investigation Division are investigating the incident.