Crime tape, lots of police and gunfire. It wasn't your typical scene at an upscale gated community near Hot Springs.
Police Chief Pat Mahoney says, "Diamondhead is a very very safe community."
But Wednesday, that all changed with a police officer shot and the suspect in custody. Just a few hours later though, police released Jerry Chambliss. He was never arrested and charges weren't filed. It's left a lot of unanswered questions.
Mahoney explains, "I don't know all the circumstances. I have my own feelings about it but then again I'm just a person."
Officer Fred Ensminger tried to pull over a woman for a traffic violation. When she didn't stop, Ensminger followed her to her home. That's when Chambliss, the woman's husband, called police to say his wife was being followed.
Mahoney says, "The officer did advise me that he did identify himself."
Today's THV is told that the police officer was off duty and in his private vehicle. However, he he did have blue lights and a siren, but it is unclear if he had them turned on.
A confrontation then ensued between Ensminger and Chambliss. Deputies say both fired shots. There were five bullet holes in the officer's truck. He got hit in the shoulder, but is expected to be okay. Meantime, Today's THV tried to speak with Chambliss, but police refused to let us through the gate to get to his home.
Mahoney explains, "I would be a little concerned if media pulled up and could possibly agitate the situation, concerned for media."
Even though the chief made that comment, he says residents should not be worried. The Garland County Sheriff's Office has taken over this investigation.
Ensminger has been with Diamondhead police for about a year.