MABELVALE, Ark. (KTHV) - While the investigation continues Fridayinto an officer involved shooting that left one man dead, Little Rock police Lt. Sidney Allen confirmed that an officer did shoot and kill the man who died.
Little Rock Police flooded the 10000 block of Nash Street Thursday afternoon after a 911 call led to gunshots. A woman asked officers to check on her boyfriend at his home after he threatened suicide.
"When the officers opened the door, the male subject was inside of the house armed with a gun. The officers felt threatened at that time and started to back out and shots were fired at that time," said Lt. Sidney Allen with Little Rock Police.
"I heard two. My boyfriend heard three. I was in such a shock trying to get back in not knowing what was going on. It's just, I don't know. I'm still in shock now," said Rosalyn Curry.
She lives down the street and called the man who lived in the home a friend.
"I didn't see anything threatening about him as far as him being violent or anything. He was very friendly and loved to talk. His wife passed a few years ago so I'm not sure if it's a downhill spiral for him wanting to commit suicide. It's just a tragedy," said Curry.
Pursuant to Little Rock Police Department General Orders, two separate investigations have been initiated into this matter. The first, conducted by the Department's Major Crimes Division, will be submitted to the Prosecuting Attorney's Office when completed for a review and determination as to compliance with Arkansas law; the second, conducted by the Department's Professional Standards Section, is charged with determining whether the officers involved acted in accordance with Departmental policies.
Both officers were placed on administrative leave as required by Department policy and the investigations are continuing.
Additional information will be made available as the investigations continue.