The Arkansas State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting which occurred last night (May 19th) in Cabot. The incident occurred as authorities of the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department and Arkansas Department of Community Correction were searching for an individual.
While questioning a 35 year old man at 905 East Main Street it was determined the individual was the subject of outstanding warrants. The man was placed into custody and held in a law enforcement vehicle.
Initial statements provided to Special Agents of the State Police Criminal Investigation Division indicate the local law enforcement officers and ADCC officers reported gunshots coming from inside the car and returned fire striking the individual who had moments earlier been taken into custody.
The wounded individual was taken to an area hospital where he was later died. The identity of the individual is being withheld pending confirmed notification of next of kin.
No law enforcement or ADCC personnel were injured.
State Police Special Agents along with State Police Highway Patrol Troopers have worked through the evening into the early hours of today gathering evidence and questioning witnesses.
The investigation is continuing and upon completion will be provided to the Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney for consideration.