PERRYVILLE, Ark. — A corrections officer is dead after gunfire erupted in an Arkansas jail, authorities said early Thursday.
#BREAKING Arkansas State Police are investigating after a correctional officer was shot and killed inside the Perry County Jail late last night. Police say the suspect was being booked into the jail when it happened. I’m live all morning with the latest information. pic.twitter.com/OQ2Ptd0UB8— Claire Kreuz (@ClaireKreuz_4) June 23, 2022
According to KARK and KYTV, the incident occurred late Wednesday at the Perry County Jail in Perryville. The suspect, identified only as a 37-year-old man, was being booked at the time of the shooting, officials said.
Arkansas State Police are investigating after being contacted by the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, KARK reported.
No further details, including the name of the slain officer, were immediately available.
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