Police: Man Wrestled With Gunman While Child, Woman Escaped

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A suspected gunman in a Siloam Springs apartment shooting has been arrested.

Police said he opened fire while attempting to rob an apartment with a man, woman and child inside. The man wrestled with the suspect, while the woman and child escaped.

Tyler J. Ivey, 23, of Gravette, was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of aggravated residential burglary and aggravated assault. He was transported to the Benton County Jail after receiving medical treatment for non-life-threatening injuries at Siloam Springs Regional Hospital, according to the Siloam Springs Police Department.

Police responded at about 11:09 a.m. Friday morning to an apartment complex at 2250 W. Central St. in reference to a male breaking into an apartment. Police said Ivey broke in through an apartment unit’s kitchen window before firing a shot through a door into a bedroom.

The occupants were hiding in the bedroom, but a struggled soon occurred between Ivey and a man living at the apartment. During the altercation, a woman and a child in the apartment were able to flee to safety, police said.

Responding officers heard two gunshots come from inside the apartment and soon after confronted and arrested Ivey, who was leaving the apartment, according to Siloam Springs police.

None of the occupants were injured, and a handgun was recovered at the scene, police said.