Antoine Wilbert (Photo: LRPD)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock police shoot a man after he covered his hand with a blue jean jacket and threatened officers.
Police responded to the domestic disturbance at 1 Southaven Court just before 10 p.m. Tuesday night. After police arrived at the apartment complex, they noticed Antoine Wilbert removing items from a car. While in the car, police believe Wilbert wrapped his hand in a blue jean jacket.
Officers told Wilbert to drop his hand down and he ignored them. Then, Wilbert turned toward one officer in a threatening matter, according to police and that's when one of the responding officers shot Wilbert.
Authorities found no weapon on Wilbert.
Wilbert was taken to UAMS and is in surgery Wednesday morning. Police believe Wilbert is stable. Wilbert is charged with first degree battery and third degree assault.
The shooting officer is on paid leave, pending an internal investigation.