Officer dies after being shot during Arkansas traffic stop


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in Arkansas has died following a shooting during a traffic stop that also left a suspect wounded.

The Hot Springs Police Department says Officer Brent Scrimshire conducted the traffic stop about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hot Springs and Scrimshire and the suspect were shot.

The department says Scrimshire was taken to a hospital, where he died. The name and condition of the suspect weren’t immediately released.

The investigation has been turned over to Arkansas State Police.


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