Arkansas police shooting: Officer shot, killed outside Fayetteville police station; suspect dead

Arkansas police shooting: Officer fatally shot outside police station; suspect dead

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — An Arkansas officer was killed in a shooting outside the Fayetteville Police Department on Saturday night, authorities said.

Update, 11:22 a.m. EST Dec. 8: Fayetteville police Chief Mike Reynolds identified the officer who was shot and killed outside the Fayetteville Police Department on Saturday night and also identified the shooter, KFSM reported.

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Reynolds said Officer Stephen Carr was alone in the parking lot waiting for his partner when the suspect, London T. Phillips, 35, approached and fatally shot him, the television station reported.

Carr began his career with the police department in April 2017, Reynolds said.

Original report: According to a Fayetteville police news release, the shooting occurred just after 9:40 p.m. in the parking lot behind the police station. Officers in the building heard gunfire and rushed outside to find their colleague down and the suspected shooter fleeing, the release said.

Police then chased the suspect, who exchanged fire with officers in a nearby alley, KTHV reported. The suspect was shot, authorities said.

The officer and suspect both died from their injuries, according to the news release.

Officials have not released the name of the slain officer or suspected shooter. No further information was immediately available.

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