Police fatally shoot teen outside Arkansas youth shelter
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.