WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: The investigative file has been turned over to Washington County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Durrett.


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred over the weekend.

According to the press release, deputies responded to 11201 Pleasant Hill Road in rural Washington County on Saturday for the reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies found one person had been shot twice in the abdomen by an off-duty deputy.

The off-duty deputy was identified as Adair County, Oklahoma Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Adams.

Adair County Sheriff Jason Ritchie said in a Facebook post he is aware of the incident and that Adams will be placed on administrative leave pending the investigation. Ritchie says he intends to cooperate fully with the investigation.

Kelly Cantrell, the spokesperson for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, says Adams lived at the address where the shooting happened. He did not own the property but has lived there for several years.

Cantrell says the weapon Adams used is his service weapon.

Central EMS responded to the scene and transported the person who was shot to Washington County Medical Center.

The original video was obtained by detectives and the investigative file will be submitted to the Washington County Prosecuting Attorney for review.