Arkansas Police Investigate Police Shooting Of Suspect

Jul 3, 2013

Arkansas State Police say a Rockport police officer shot and killed a robbery suspect in a Walmart store parking lot.

Troopers identified the dead man as 34-year-old Brandon Rennie Turner of Donaldson.

Officers were searching for a certain pickup truck Wednesday after a robbery at the Wishbone store near Bismarck.

A Rockport officer spotted the vehicle, which pulled over at a Walmart store.

After ordering the driver to step from the truck, the officer said he heard a gunshot and returned fire.

Turner was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was sent to the state crime laboratory for an autopsy.

State police said Turner was also under investigation by Hot Springs police in connection with an attempted capital murder and aggravated robbery case.