UPDATE: There’s new information on Monday morning’s shooting at the local Walmart store that left two police officers injured and a suspect dead.
Our sister station WREG in Memphis reports the incident began when a 40-year-old man walked into the store and started making threats. Employees then called police.
After police arrived and made contact with the man there was an exchange of gunfire.
One of the injured officers was taken to a Memphis hospital and the other was taken to a Forrest City hospital. There’s no further word on their conditions.
A news conference is coming up at 1:30 p.m. which we will carry live.
ORGINAL STORY: FORREST CITY, Ark. (WREG) — Two Forrest City officers were shot and one suspect was killed after a shooting at the local Walmart.
According to police, officers were called to the store after the suspect began making threats, saying he was going to blow up the Walmart. He was approached by the officers and that’s when the suspect reportedly opened fire, striking both.
One officer was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center while the other was taken to a local hospital.
The suspect is dead.
Stay with KNWA News as we gather more information.