LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — Arkansas State Police confirmed that they were called to help with an incident in Independence County.
A Batesville police officer, 31-year-old Michael Dickinson, was shot by 44-year-old Marvin Stair and sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to Arkansas State Police.
Dickinson responded to a domestic disturbance around 7:40 p.m. Friday night. When he arrived, Stair opened fire and shot Dickinson several times.
Dickinson returned fire and called for backup. When backup arrived, Stair pointed a rifle at the officers. The officers shot Stair. Stair died on the scene.
Dickinson was transported to the hospital.