Dramatic video shows the final moments of a man suspected of shooting and injuring a Rogers police officer, then later turning the handgun on himself.
Madison County sheriff’s deputies tried to arrest 22-year-old Gregory Lance Duffy outside of his girlfriend’s house near War Eagle Mill before daybreak Wednesday after officers say he shot Rogers police Cpl. Jeff Pollock.
Police dash cam video shows Duffy trying to drive away from the home on High Sky Inn Road with deputies closing in. They jump out of their cruisers with their guns drawn. Duffy is seen putting his hands up. In seconds, two shots ring out from inside Duffy’s car.
Deputies quickly pull him from the vehicle and call an ambulance.
"When we got there the man was still alive,” Benton County Sheriff Keith Ferguson said. “But he didn’t live long.”
Earlier Wednesday, at about 2:37 a.m., Pollock was shot in Rogers at Lake Atalanta Park, police said. A 12-year police veteran, Pollock was shot when he approached Duffy parked in his car and asked to see Duffy's driver’s license, police said.
Pollock was hit by a bullet in the right side of his torso and rolled into the lake, but was able to return fire, police said. Duffy sped off toward Arkansas 12.
A short time later, Duffy posted on his Facebook that he “just shot a cop.” He identified himself on the page as a 2008 graduate of Rogers High School.
Ferguson said drugs and weapons and other items were found in Duffy’s car on Wednesday.
Deputies found a controlled substance known as the “date rape drug,” a 357-magnum, ammunition for other guns and knives, Ferguson said.
"They found a bunch of big saber type knives,” he said. “I'm going to say the guy lived in the car for a while. Or was living in the car. It looked like he had been.”
Duffy's body has been taken to the state crime lab for an autopsy. Pollock is at home recovering.