Suspect In Shooting Of Rogers Officer Later Kills Himself, Police Say

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The suspect in the shooting of a Rogers police officer early Wednesday later shot himself to death, police said.

Gregory Lance Duffy, 22, was pronounced dead at a home identified as his girlfriend's near War Eagle Mill at 12525 High Sky Inn Road.

Benton County officials said they received information Wednesday morning the suspect might be at that house. Two Madison County deputies who responded to the scene first said the suspect was parked behind the house by himself in a Hyundai.

When officers arrived he drove from behind the house, officials said. The two Madison County deputies asked him to stop his vehicle and raise his hands. He complied with officers at first; however, the officers then heard two gunshots coming from inside the car. The suspect had shot himself once in the chest and once in the stomach, officials said. The Madison County deputies removed him from the car.

The vehicle was towed and impounded, and Duffy's body taken to the state crime lab, officials said.

Earlier, at about 2:37 a.m, Cpl. Jeff Pollock was shot near the dam at the north end at Lake Atalanta Park in Rogers, police said.

Pollock, a 12-year Rogers Police Department veteran, was on a routine patrol when he stopped to investigate a parked vehicle, police said. The corporal was treated at Mercy Medical Center in Rogers for a wound to the right side of his torso and was released before 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Sydoriak said the gun officers recovered from the suspect's car near War Eagle Mill is believed to be the one used to shoot Pollock.

A short time after the shooting at Lake Atalanta, Duffy posted on Facebook that he "just shot a cop." He himself on the Facebook page as a member of the Rogers High School class of 2008.

At the time of the shooting at Lake Atalanta, Pollock was wearing a protective vest, which covers the torso, but apparently was grazed in a small area not covered by the vest, said Keith Foster, Rogers police public information officer.

Foster said the park closes at 10 p.m., but Pollock noticed the vehicle there early Wednesday and stopped to investigate.

Lake Atalanta Park, the second oldest park in Rogers, was built in 1936, according to the Rogers Parks Department website. It was completed in 1987.

The 20-acre park and 35-acre lake are at 500 E. Walnut St., the website states. The park has a large stage area, 27 picnic tables and a 2-mile walking trail.