Pine Bluff Officer Shot By Fellow Officer, Expected To Recover

Jan 24, 2014

Authorities say a Pine Bluff police officer has been treated and released from a hospital after he was accidentally shot by a fellow officer while conducting surveillance.

Pine Bluff Police Lt. David Price says officers were conducting surveillance Friday morning outside the Tobacco Outlet on Camden Road because of recent burglaries at the business.

According to police, another patrol unit that was doing business checks found an unsecured door at the back of the business. That officer was unaware that other police officers were inside the building and he fired one shot at "a dark figure" holding a weapon.

Price says the officer conducting surveillance was shot in the arm and treated and released from Jefferson Regional Medical Center. The officer who fired the shot is on paid administrative leave.