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Little Rock officer under investigation after firing gun during 'active shooter' call

The Arkansas State Police are investigating a Little Rock police officer who "discharged their weapon" while responding to a shooting.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Update: LRPD has identified the officer as Police Chief  Keith Humphrey, who has now been placed on administrative leave as the Arkansas State Police investigate the officer-involved shooting.

A Little Rock Police Department officer is being investigated after they "discharged their weapon" while responding to an "active shooter."

According to the department, the officer was responding to a shooting near the 5000 block of Asher Avenue.

Police say the officer was on patrol on Asher Avenue around 8:55 p.m. when they witnessed a fight among a crowd outside the Super Stop gas station.

When the officer arrived at the scene, 29-year-old Taz Hayes allegedly fired a gun during the fight. Police claim that shot left another person at the scene wounded.

The officer then shot at Hayes. The suspected shooter wasn't injured and was arrested at the scene.

Hayes has been charged with first degree battery.

The Arkansas State Police are investigating the shooting and the use of deadly force by police.

The identity of the officer has not been revealed at this time and police did not state if the officer is on administrative leave.

We will update this article with more information as it becomes available.

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