Springdale Police Release Identity Of Man Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting

SPRINGDALE (KFSM) --  One person is dead following an officer-involved shooting in Springdale Tuesday night (Oct. 4).

According to the Springdale Police Department, two officers stopped a scooter driven by a white male at 10:36 p.m. at the intersection of Turner and Gates. The man was later identified as Zachary Sutton, 26, of Springdale.


After stopping, police said Sutton pulled out a pistol and fired at the officers. The officers returned fire, striking Sutton, the press release states.

The officers called in an ambulance, and Sutton was transported to Northwest Medical Center in Springdale where he was later pronounced dead.

"Hearing them say 'get on the ground' and then the shots, that's when I got up and looked, and I thought 'oh, god!'," said Jenny Barker, who lives a few homes down from where the incident took place. "It has never happened on my street."

Barker said officers stopped by her home after the shooting and found bullet holes in the side of her house.

The two officers involved in the shooting have also been identified as Sergeant Josh Kirmer and Patrolman Roger Eubanks, the release states. Kirmer has been with the Springdale Police Department for 15 years, and Eubanks has been working with the department for three years.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting. Springdale police said the officers were placed on administrative leave while the department conducts an internal investigation, which is a standard procedure in these situations.

Video of the shooting will not be released at this time, said Matt Durrett, Washington County prosecutor.

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