Deputy-Involved Shooting In Springdale Leaves One Man Dead


One man is dead after Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance late Sunday evening.  

According to Washington County Sheriff Public Information Officer, Kelly Cantrell, deputies arrived to 19496 Neills Bluff Road off County Road 550 in Springdale at around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday evening, after receiving a call on a reported domestic disturbance.

Upon arriving at the location, deputies found three people safe, outside of the home. But another victim and the suspect were still inside. 

As deputies made their way into the house and upstairs, the suspect identified as Terry Don King, 50, who pointed a shotgun at deputies, forcing them to take cover. An unknown female was able to make her way out of the bedroom and down the stairs. King once again pointed his shotgun at deputies, who then shot him. EMS tried to revive King but were unsuccessful. 

The three deputies involved have been placed on administrative leave. That includes Corp. Justin Bocchino, Corp. Addison Webb, and Corp. Emilio Zacarias

Arkansas State Police will also be involved in the investigation.

King had an extensive criminal record prior to the shooting. He was arrested seven times from 1987 to 2013, with multiple felonies including aggravated assault, theft of property,and breaking and entering.

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