Bauxite man arrested after allegedly shooting man, towards first responders

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - On Sunday, the Benton Police Department arrested a Bauxite man that allegedly shot a man and then shot at first responders.

Around midnight, a Benton police officer heard two loud bangs within a minute of each other in downtown Benton. The officer then noticed a vehicle driving fast and promptly pulled the car over.

When questioned, the driver revealed he was suffering from a gunshot wound in his left thigh. He then told officers that 45-year-old Gregory Overton shot him near the 300 block of South Main Street.

As Benton Fire Rescue personnel were tending to the victim's injuries, shots were fired in their direction. One of the shots was heard hitting vegetation "directly behind" the officers on scene.

The SWAT team was called out to the scene and Overton was arrested shortly after their arrival. Police recovered a gun they believe was the one used by Overton.

He faces charges of first degree battery, a terroristic act, aggravated assault, criminal mischief, discharge of a firearm within city limits, and tampering with physical evidence.

The investigation is ongoing and Benton police expect more charges to be filed.

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