Suspect sought following Arkansas officer-involved shooting

Published 02-17-2019

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in Arkansas are looking for an armed suspect who exchanged gunfire with a police officer in Little Rock.

Lt. Michael Ford of the Little Rock Police Department says the shooting occurred shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday when a patrol officer tried to check on a man who was walking in the rain. Ford says the man started running when the officer got out of his patrol car and fired shots at the officer when he was told to stop.

The officer and the man exchanged gunfire before the man fled. Officials say the officer wasn't injured and it's not believed the suspect was struck by gunfire.

Ford says the suspect could pose a threat to others. The officer was not immediately identified but has been placed on administrative leave.

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