Multiple Officers Down At Walmart Active Shooter

Sandy Malone

Two police officers and a civilian have been shot in an ongoing, active-shooter scene in a Walmart in Arkansas.

Forrest City, AR – Two police officers and a civilian have been shot in what officials are calling an “active shooter” situation at a Walmart in Forrest City in eastern Arkansas.

Forrest City police confirmed there is an active shooter inside the Walmart located in the 200-block of Deaderick Road, WHBQ reported.

Witnesses told KATV that the shooting began at about 10:30 a.m. toward the back of the store.

One witness said she heard 12 gunshots.

KATV reported that three people had been shot, and police have confirmed that two of the wounded are police officers.

There is no information as to the nature of the officers’ or civilian’s injuries or their conditions.

Authorities have not yet released the names of those who were shot.

Forrest City Police Dispatcher Chastity Boyd confirmed that three people had been shot but told the Associated Press she had no information about whether a suspect had been detained.

Forrest City police said that situation was still active and the store had been locked down, WMC reported.

Arkansas State Police have also responded to the scene.

Kim Bery, who works at the auto parts store across the street from the Walmart, told the Associated Press that she was afraid.

Bery said there was a lot of police activity and it appeared the Walmart employees were being evacuated into the parking lot of the store.

Forrest City is located about 85 miles east of Little Rock.

UPDATE: Forrest City Police Chief Deon Lee said that suspect had been fatally shot inside the store.

Chief Lee said one of the wounded Forrest City police officer was conscious and talking when he was transported to Forrest City Medical Center, WMC reported.

The chief didn't have any information on the second wounded officer who was transported to Regional One.

He said he was on his way to see that officer and find out what was going on.

WMC reported that the suspect was a man and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Comments (17)
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JBoH
JBoH

Prayers for the wounded...news is reporting the suspect is dead after being shot by police.

ReneIckes
ReneIckes

So sad! Praying for everyone involved🙏

Woobie46
Woobie46

The dispatcher confirmed how many injured???? What???? I hope the cops are going to be perfectly fine and I'm thrilled to hear the shooter is dead...

Rdhdkid
Rdhdkid

I am convinced that some of these incidents involve "martyrs for the cause" of gun control, just like homicide bombers.

deeps
deeps

Seems to be laughter in background. Really????

LynnSB
LynnSB

Walmart stores are becoming a very dangerous place to shop the shooter actively being taken down perfect two officers injured the condition of one appears to be OK the other is unknown this is horrible I sincere wishes at both officers recover completely

bronx163
bronx163

Let me guess. Gun free zone

terriroll
terriroll

PLEASE let me know everytime an officer is killed for I have a gift from God to bring people back to life when died recently, like a few days ago!! All you need to do is email their name, must be before they are buried!! email terriroll@gmail.com I know it's hard to believe, but it's very true!! We never have to Lose Another Officer!!

monkeytycoon
monkeytycoon

You guys.... It's a "SHOOTER". Just plain, old, simple "shooter." We don't use the word "active" to modify any other verbs in the English language. I can't understand why law enforcement insists on this stupidity. If he was not actively shooting, he would not be a shooter, but rather, a gunman. There are lots and lots of gunmen, some carrying concealed, that are not shooters. If they shoot, they become a shooter. Not an "active" shooter. Give it a rest, please, God.

monkeytycoon
monkeytycoon

PIO's, want to sound smarter? Try saying that there was a gunman that fired randomly into the crowd. Wow - someone that says something other than "active shooter."


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