Randy Christopher Crook (Photo: Arkansas Department of Correction)
Police respond to officer-involved shooting in west Little Rock. (Photo: Dustin Wilson, THV 11)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock police have released the name of the suspect in Thursday's officer-involved shooting.
Officer Dewana Phillips said the suspect's name is Randy Christopher Crook, 33. Police caught him in the western part of the city after an officer involved shooting that happened around 2 p.m. in the Woodlands Edge subdivision of West Little Rock. Police had been searching around the Eagle Talon Cove area.
Phillips said Crook was sought on 3 felony warrants for breaking and entering, theft of property and fleeing, and after the stir Cook caused Thursday, Phillips said he will also face another count of fleeing and and count of theft by receiving.
"Officers were actually doing a burglary detail and came in contact with a suspect, where shots were fired," said Officer Phillips.
Phillips later clarified that one of the officers shot at Crook, but as to whether or not Crook shot back, she doesn't not currently know.
A state police chopper circled the area to track down the suspect.
Andrew Gu, a resident in the neighborhood, said his block turned into a police hotbed in a matter of minutes.
"I just saw a bunch of police cars, sheriff's detectives, canine officers, just all pacing back and forth. There was police tape blocking off the house and blocking off the road," said Gu.
Police caught the man in the Woodlands Edge neighborhood after 5 p.m.
"No one was injured and no one went to the hospital due to this incident," said Phillips.
Gu said he's a little rattled from all the activity near his home.
"I guess I'm a little bit worried. I'm not sure exactly what happened, what the end result of all this was, but I'm definitely going to make sure the doors are locked at home when I leave...just try and stay safe," said Gu.
THV 11 will provide more information as it becomes available.
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