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Arkansas police officer probing past shooting gunned down outside motel

Arkansas police officer probing past shooting gunned down outside motel

An Arkansas police officer was fatally shot Thursday night in the parking lot of a motel, according to reports.

Officers with the Helena-West Helena Police Department were investigating a tip at the Delta Inn when they were fired on by a suspect inside a car at about 7:30 p.m., authorities told Fox 13 Memphis.

The suspect, identified by WREG as 29-year-old Latarius Howard, was also wanted in a shooting from last week.

He was still on the lam as of late Thursday, and last seen in a maroon SUV, according to reports.

The officer who was shot was hospitalized, but could not be saved.

Published at Fri, 13 Nov 2020 03:36:24 +0000