Of­fi­cer fa­tally shoots sus­pect

Texarkana Gazette - - STATE -

FORT SMITH, Ark.—Au­thor­i­ties in western Arkansas say a po­lice of­fi­cer has fa­tally shot a 27-year-old man who al­legedly threat­ened an­other per­son with a knife dur­ing a do­mes­tic dis­tur­bance.

The Fort Smith Po­lice De­part­ment iden­ti­fied the man who died in Sat­ur­day’s shoot­ing as Sa­muel Mor­ris.

Au­thor­i­ties say the shoot­ing oc­curred at an apart­ment com­plex where of­fi­cers re­sponded to re­ports of a do­mes­tic dis­tur­bance in which some­one was threat­ened at knife­point.

Au­thor­i­ties say the vic­tim was able to break free from Mor­ris, and that po­lice asked Mor­ris to drop the knife, but he re­fused.

An of­fi­cer then shot Mor­ris, who was trans­ported to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal where he died from his in­juries.

The of­fi­cer’s name and other de­tails were not im­me­di­ately re­leased. Of­fi­cials say the shoot­ing is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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