Teen Shot By Police Outside Arkansas Youth Shelter Dies At hospital

Jul 26, 2017

Arkansas State Police say a teenager has died after he was shot by officers outside of a youth shelter in eastern Arkansas.

State police said Wednesday that the 16-year-old died at a hospital overnight in Memphis, Tennessee. Police say the shooting occurred Tuesday night shooting outside the East Arkansas Youth Services in Marion, a city about 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of Memphis.

The boy's name has not yet been released, pending notification of family members.

State police said Marion police officers responded to the shelter at 7:08 p.m. Tuesday and "moments later" reported that a teenager had been shot by police. Police didn't immediately provide details about what preceded the shooting.

Arkansas Department of Human Services spokeswoman Amy Webb says the shelter contracts with the state to provide services to children in foster care and children who have been involved in the juvenile justice system.