2 Officers Shot, Suspect Dead at a Walmart

Shooting took place in Forrest City, Arkansas
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2020 1:04 PM CST
2 Officers Shot at Arkansas Walmart
Law enforcement officials block off a Walmart store in Forrest City, Ark., on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.   (Micaela A. Watts/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

A shooting at a Walmart in Arkansas has left two officers wounded and the suspected gunman dead, reports WMCA. Police received a call about a man making threats inside a Walmart in Forrest City Monday morning. After officers arrived, the man pulled a gun and fired at them, St. Francis County Sheriff Bobby May tells Fox13. One of the officers was shot four times and is in critical condition, according to the latter station. The condition of the other officer was not immediately known. The officers returned fire and fatally shot the man, identified so far only as Bobby Joe Gibbs. (Last year, a shooting at an El Paso Walmart left more than 20 people dead, and a hero from that day recently emerged.)

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