Police officer shot and killed during traffic stop in Arkansas

A police officer in Arkansas was fatally shot Tuesday night while conducting a traffic stop.

KARK has identified the slain officer as Brent Scrimshire. The Hot Springs police officer, who had been with the department for six years, was shot at 6:30 p.m. while conducting a stop on the 100 block of Kentwood Street, according to a statement.

KARK reported that the suspect was also wounded. Authorities have declined to disclose the suspect’s identity or condition.

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Press release concerning the tragic loss of Officer Brent Scrimshire tonight.We ask for you to keep his family and co-workers in your thoughts and prayers. We are devastated by our loss.

Posted by Hot Springs Police Department on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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[Featured image: Brent Scrimshire/Oakboro Police Department via Twitter]