Two police officers have been shot in Sebastian County in western Arkansas. According to Arkansas Online, Sebastian County sheriff’s office, investigator Philip Pevehouse told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that one sheriff’s deputy and one Hackett police department officer were shot Wednesday morning. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time.
According to The Independent, the shooting happened around 7:15 AM outside a residence in the 4700 block of Arkansas 253, which is between Greenwood and Midland.
Pevehouse said the two officers were shot while responding to an unspecified call for service. He said the shooter is thought to still be in the house. “We believe him to be holed up currently,” Pevehouse said.
Law enforcement has surrounded the home and the SWAT team is on the scene. According to Arkansas Matters, the suspect is reported to be on the loose with a semi-automatic weapon.
— Independent US (@IndyUSA) August 10, 2016