Police Shooting
7:54 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Bryant Police Officer Involved In Fatal Shooting

Arkansas State Police say a Bryant police officer shot and killed a man while investigating a burglary alarm.

Bryant Police Department
Bryant Police Department

State police say two officers responded to the burglary call late Tuesday at Fred's Store on Arkansas 5 in Bryant. Authorities say gunfire erupted between an officer and a man who was in a fenced area along the west side of the building.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. State police say the officer was injured in the shooting and taken to a Little Rock hospital, where he was treated and released.

State police are awaiting positive identification of the suspect, but authorities say they believe he's a man wanted on a murder warrant out of Illinois.