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