ASP Investigates Officer-Involved Shooting In Crawford County

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CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) - Arkansas State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting that took place in Crawford County on Monday (June 8), authorities say.

The incident took place on Interstate 49 near Mountainburg, according to police.

At 6:20 a.m., an Arkansas State Trooper on patrol found a man walking along the southbound shoulder of the interstate. As the officer approached the man, he became combative and ran through traffic, taking up a positionĀ on a wooded embankment above the roadway, according to a news release.

Police said that as the trooper moved to arrest the man, he raised his hand, holding a large rock in a "threatening manner." The trooper then fired his weapon, wounding the man with the large rock, the release states.

The pedestrian was taken to a Fort Smith hospital in stable condition, according to authorities. Police said the identity of the pedestrian is "uncertain."

The incident is still under investigation. The case will be submitted to the Crawford County prosecutor to determine whether the trooper's use of deadly force was consistent with Arkansas laws.

 

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