Family Of Fallen Arkansas Police Officer Faces Financial Uncertainty

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WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (CBS)  -- The family of the Forrest City police officer, who was shot and killed by a stray bullet Saturday (April 28) at his West Memphis home, is now facing a financial struggle.

Officer Oliver Johnson Jr. was just 25 years old, his colleague Lt. Eric Varner told KFSM's sister station WREG.

Lt. Varner said the fiancée and two daughters he left behind could be left with nothing because of the circumstances surrounding his death.

It turns out much of his insurance benefits from the department may not pay out because he wasn’t killed on the job.

"If it’s not shown through the investigation that he was actually targeted, then a lot of the benefits we get are only for line-of-duty, and that wouldn’t be listed as a line-of-duty death," Lt. Varner said.

Lt. Varner created a GoFundMe page in hopes that people will donate whatever they can.

West Memphis Police Captain Joe Baker won't say if they have any suspects in the shooting, but confirmed no one has been arrested or charged.

Officer Johnson's funeral is planned for Saturday, May 12, at First Baptist Church in West Memphis beginning at 1 p.m.

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