Police release name of officer in officer-involved shooting on 8th St.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Little Rock Police Department has released the identity of the officer who was involved in the shooting on 8th Strreet on Tuesday, October 25.

According to police, Officer Dennis Hutchins, arrived on scene with other officers to see two males fighting at the 500 block of 8th Street. When officer approached the two, they stopped fighting. Roy Richards, one of the two males, walked towards an SUV and came back to chase the other male while holding a long gun.

That's when Officer Hutchins fired multiple rounds at Richards, believing that Richards intended to harm the other male. Police recovered the aforementioned gun and released a picture of it.

Richards was declared dead on the scene. Police are still investigating the shooting.


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