LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting.
According to Captain Carl Minden, Leeland White, 32, was shot and killed by a Pulaski County deputy near the 22000 block of Colonel Glenn around 6 a.m. on Monday after a homeowner called to report that he was on their porch with a gun acting erratically.
The deputy reportedly spoke to White, but could not convince him to put down his 20-gauge shotgun. At some point in their conversation, the deputy shot White twice in the upper torso.
"You have a lone deputy out here; he's numerous times asked him to drop it, and the subjects not compliant," said Minden. "Theres some other conversation going in there, other moves made that lead to the actions that transpired. It is every officers worst nightmare, and these are the things we have to deal with unfortunately."
The deputy involved has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure. While the deputy's name has not been released, authorities said that the deputy has 29 years of experience.
"I have been here since 1998, and I don't think we've ever had an incident since I've been here where a subject was shot and killed," said Minden.
No other injuries were reported.
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