SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A disturbance at Murphy Park in Springdale led to a police chase on foot and an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night.

Police say the disturbance broke out at approximately 6 p.m. on the west side of the park at 501 S. Pleasant St., and a bystander called authorities, saying a 20-year-old man later identified as Ethan Brasel, 21, had a pistol.

When officers arrived, Brasel was sitting in the front passenger seat of a white car. Officers started questioning the suspect and were going to pat Brasel down for weapons before he took off and ran from police.

According to Springdale police, the suspect ran across Pleasant Street toward Rebecca Lane. During the chase, the officer yelled out that he had a gun and yelled for the suspect to drop the gun he was carrying. The suspect reportedly reached for his gun and pointed it toward the officers.

One of the officers on the scene shot several rounds toward the suspect, but they did not hit him, according to police.

A foot pursuit continued through neighborhoods including some people’s fences. The suspect was caught in one of the yards near Pleasant and Maple streets., and transferred to a hospital with minor injuries. They were later transported to Washington County Jail for processing.

Several officers responded to the scene and one officer reportedly sustained minor injuries during the chase. No other individuals were said to be involved.

A pistol was recovered in one of the backyards in the area after police conducted a search.

“It’s obviously concerning whenever it’s in a public park,” said Cpt. Jeff Taylor, with the Springdale Police Department. “But again, we have to respond to the calls for service regardless of where that location is and we have to deal with whatever we get presented to us whenever we arrive on scene.”

The officer who fired the shots is placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation by Springdale and Washington County.

Springdale PD says the incident is still under active investigation and there is no further information to release at this time.

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