Ark. State Police investigating West Memphis police-involved shooting

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (KTHV) – Arkansas State Police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in West Memphis.

Shortly after 7 a.m. on Saturday, police were alerted to an armed robbery at a West Memphis motel when they encountered an individual matching the description of the robbery suspect. The suspect was later identified as 33-year-old Olugbalah Ridley of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Reports state that when local police approached Ridley on the 2000 block of Talonwood, he brandished a gun, leading police to fire at him. Ridley was pronounced dead at the scene.  No police officers were wounded.

 An investigation of the use of deadly force by police is continuing.

Stay with THV11 and thv11.com for more details as they become available. 

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