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    Suspect captured in killing of Arkansas police officer

    The man suspected of killing an Arkansas police officer was captured on Friday morning.

    Helena-West Helena Police say that the officer, whose name is not being released, served in law enforcement for over a decade and is survived by his fiancée and two children, CNN reports.


    He was shot to death Thursday while trying to apprehend a suspect in an earlier shooting.

    Latarius Howard, who also goes by L.T. Truitt, and an accomplice were captured Friday morning by Arkansas State Police, U.S. Marshals, along with federal agencies in The Magnolia State, Helena-West Helena Police Chief James Patrick Smith confirmed to WREG.

    Police sirens

    The officer killed Thursday was one of two headed to the Delta Inn Motel in Helena-West Helena, about 118 miles east of Little Rock, in response to a tip about Howard, who was already wanted in connection with the shooting of Charles Selvy.

    Upon pulling into the Delta Inn, a vehicle approached the officers, someone got out and began shooting at them, hitting one, said Smith. The suspect was believed to be a passenger in that vehicle, CNN affiliate WMC reports.

    Police said the suspect then fled and the injured officer was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.

    Selvy told authorities that an unidentified Black man entered his home earlier in the month and while the former was sitting there, the suspect hit him on the head and shot him.

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