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Gun Stolen from Police Vehicle Recovered at Scene of Suspected Suicide

Further investigation led officers to 21-year-old Nia Bullard, who later admitted to being involved with the theft of the officer's items.
BRYANT, AR -- Police recovered a gun that was stolen from a police unit at the scene of a suspected suicide Monday night.

According to the Bryant Police Department (BPD), shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, an officer called to report that his police vehicle had been broken into and several items were missing, including his weapon, raid vest and Taser.

During the ensuing investigation, officers received a call about a person being shot on Springhill Road. When they arrived, BPD says they found a person lying on the floor of a camper with a gunshot wound to the head, and the officer's stolen gun nearby.

BPD says the gunshot wound appears to be self-inflicted, and there appears to be no suspicion of foul play at this time.

Further investigation led officers to 21-year-old Nia Bullard, who was taken into custody and admitted to being involved with the theft of the officer's items. She also helped investigators recover additional items stolen from the officer.

Bullard is charged with theft of property, breaking and entering, hindering apprehension and tampering with evidence.

The shooting victim was taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for an autopsy. 
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