Po­lice name off-duty of­fi­cer in shoot­ing

Agency: Man died in rob­bery at­tempt

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS -

Lit­tle Rock po­lice on Mon­day iden­ti­fied an off-duty of­fi­cer who fa­tally shot a man dur­ing what au­thor­i­ties say was an at­tempted rob­bery.

Gre­gory Lamont Chil­dress of Lit­tle Rock was shot by de­tec­tive An­gela Everett around 7:30 p.m. Fri­day out­side the state rev­enue of­fice at 9108 N. Rod­ney Parham Road, po­lice said.

Everett is a 16-year vet­eran of the Lit­tle Rock Po­lice Depart­ment, agency spokesman Lt. Steve McClana­han said in an emailed state­ment.

A sil­ver ve­hi­cle, be­lieved to be a stolen Chevro­let Ta­hoe, “rapidly” ap­proached Everett as she was walk­ing to her un­marked po­lice car, then parked be­hind her, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

Chil­dress, a pas­sen­ger in the ve­hi­cle, then ex­ited wear­ing a mask and wield­ing a hand­gun in the park­ing lot of the Ashley Square shop­ping cen­ter, au­thor­i­ties said.

Everett re­turned fire af­ter Chil­dress ap­proached her and fired his weapon, strik­ing the of­fi­cer’s ve­hi­cle, au­thor­i­ties said.

Chil­dress was pro­nounced dead at the scene, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The stolen SUV was later found aban­doned in the 1800 block of Reser­voir Road.

Fri­day’s shoot­ing was the first in­volv­ing a Lit­tle Rock po­lice of­fi­cer this year.

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