Officer And Suspect Shot In Downtown Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) —The Hot Springs Police Department is asking the public to avoid the downtown area until further notice after a reported shooting took place between an officer and a suspect.

Office Jonathan Smith is reported to be in stable condition while the suspect has been airlifted to a nearby hospital.

Hot Springs Police Department Cpl. Joey Williams says an officer responded to a call of a disorderly person with a possible firearm and made contact with the suspect. Williams says that during the encounter, the officer and the suspect were both shot and taken to an area hospital, the AP reports.

A post on the Police Department's Twitter account Sunday afternoon said that Officer Smith is reported to be in stable condition, but the condition of the suspect was not immediately available.

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