Video Shows North Little Rock Teen Firing At Cops Before Being Shot

Jan 10, 2018

A frame from a graphic video released by the North Little Rock Police Department Wednesday of officers shooting a suspect. Police say the circle shows the suspect's gun.
Credit North Little Rock PD

North Little Rock police have released video from a deadly encounter with a teenager, with its police chief saying he hopes to knock down "misinformation" that the 17-year-old wasn't armed and quell threats made against the agency.

The five-minute video from a patrol car's dashboard camera released Wednesday shows Charles Smith pulling out a gun and firing at officers. Police returned fire, killing Smith early Sunday.

Chief Mike Davis said Smith was a rear-seat passenger in a car pulled over for speeding and a headlight violation. In the video, Smith was told three times to stop reaching for something.

A lawyer for Smith's family, Willard Proctor Jr., said it was too early to make conclusions.

An impromptu memorial that includes candles and stuffed animals adorn the shooting site.