One Dead, Deputy Injured in Shooting, Suspect Faces Capital Murder Charge

UPDATE:  Sam Hill is facing a capital murder charge in the shooting death of his father.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, AR -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that one person is dead, and a Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot and wounded after responding to a shooting in southeast Washington County.

According to a news release, deputies responded to a reported shooting on the 12000 block of S. Whitehouse Road Wednesday evening around 9:30 p.m. The caller said her son, Sam Hill, 26, had just shot her husband in the chest. Police say, when deputies arrived, someone started shooting at them, hitting Washington County Deputy Corporal Taylor Reed in the arm. Deputies returned fire.

It was determined later that the original suspect, Sam Hill, left the scene before deputies arrived and his mother, Roberta Hill, 55, mistakenly thought her son was returning and started shooting, hitting Corporal Reed. Officials say, deputies also found Allen Hill, 61, the suspect’s father, inside the home with multiple gunshot wounds. Allen Hill was transported by air lifted to Washington Regional Medical Center, where he died. Corporal Reed was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center by Central EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

Later that evening, Fayetteville Police Department received a report of a domestic disturbance involving the suspect Sam Hill. The victim in that incident gave Fayetteville Police officers the suspect’s residence location on Morningside Drive in Fayetteville. When officers arrived, they located Sam Hill at his home with a gunshot wound to his hip. Sam Hill was taken into custody and transported by Central EMS to Washington Regional Medical Center. Charges are pending, and police say the investigation is continuing.

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