BREAKING: Newport Police Officer Murdered, Suspect Escaped

Newport, Arkansas - A Newport Police Officer was murdered on Monday night, and his killer was able to escape. A massive manhunt is underway to apprehend the killer.

The incident occurred Monday evening in the Remmel Park area, according to KAIT.

This incident is still developing, so few details h

Newport, Arkansas - A Newport Police Officer was murdered on Monday night, and his killer was able to escape. A massive manhunt is underway to apprehend the killer.

The incident occurred Monday evening in the Remmel Park area, according to KAIT.

This incident is still developing, so few details have been released at this time. We know that the Newport officers was shot, and Little Rock Police department posted on Twitter that the officer had died, saying:

"The police officer shot in the line of duty in Newport has died. Please for the officers family, friends & department before going to bed."

Arkansas State police have taken over the investigation.

UPDATE: Hero identified as Lt. Patrick Weatherford and the suspect is in custody.

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