Pine Bluff Officer Shoots Man

PINE BLUFF - A Pine Bluff police officer shot a man at her home Friday morning, according to the department. State police are investigating after Lt. Denise Richardson shot Percy Smith.

According to police it happened at 2:00am inside Richardson's home. 

Officers responded to the scene to begin an investigation but, at the request of Prosecuting Attorney Kyle Hunter, the investigation was turned-over to Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division.

Smith, 44, of Pine Bluff sustained a gunshot wound during a struggle with Richardson. Staet police said he left the home and drove himself to Jefferson Regional Medical Center for treatment where he remains hospitalized.

We will have more updates as they become available.

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