UPDATE, 02/10/2020, 4:26 p.m. — From the Associated Press: Officials say a gunman is dead and two police officers are injured following a shooting at a Walmart in eastern Arkansas.
The shooting took place Monday morning in Forrest City, about 45 miles west of Memphis, Tennessee.
Forrest City Police Chief Deon Lee says one of the officers was taken to a hospital in Memphis where he was in surgery but that the initial prognosis is “he’s going to be OK.”
Forrest City Mayor Cedric Williams says no one else was hurt thanks to the officers’ heroism.
From the Associated Press: Police say at least three people have been shot at a Walmart in eastern Arkansas.
The shooting was reported Monday morning in Forrest City, about 85 miles east of Little Rock.
Forrest City Police dispatcher Chastity Boyd tells the Associated Press that three people have been shot inside the Walmart, but she didn’t have information about the extent of their injuries.
Memphis television station Fox 13 is reporting authorities were called to the Walmart on Deaderick Road on reports of a man acting strangely in the store and threatening people.
When two police officers confronted the man, Fox 13 is reporting the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the officers. Both officers were able to return fire, killing the man, according to the report.
No word on the condition of the officers has been released although the Fox 13 report says one officer was shot multiple times.
Authorities have scheduled a news conference for 1 p.m.
White River Now will update this story as it develops.
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