Po­lice fa­tally shoot teen out­side Arkansas youth shel­ter

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

MAR­ION, Ark. — Po­lice of­fi­cers fa­tally shot a 16-year-old boy out­side an emer­gency shel­ter for ju­ve­niles in east­ern Arkansas and a crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion is un­der­way, state po­lice said.

The shoot­ing hap­pened Tues­day night at East Arkansas Youth Ser­vices in Mar­ion, about 10 miles (16 kilo­me­tres) north­west of Mem­phis, Ten­nessee. Arkansas State Po­lice said in a press re­lease that Mar­ion po­lice of­fi­cers re­sponded to the shel­ter at 7:08 p.m. Tues­day and ``mo­ments later’’ re­ported that a teenager had been shot and wounded by po­lice. State po­lice said Wed­nes­day that Aries Clark died overnight at a Mem­phis hospi­tal. Po­lice and the state De­part­ment of Hu­man Ser­vices wouldn’t say why of­fi­cers had been called to the shel­ter or what hap­pened in the mo­ments be­fore the shoot­ing. State po­lice said the find­ings of the crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion would be for­warded to prose­cu­tors to de­ter­mine whether the shoot­ing was jus­ti­fied. State Po­lice would not say whether Clark was a res­i­dent at the fa­cil­ity.

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