Man Killed By Off-Duty Deputy Identified

Published 08/10 2014 07:14PM

Updated 08/10 2014 07:15PM

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FORT SMITH, AR -- A man killed by an off-duty Sebastian County Sheriff's Deputy -- in Fort Smith this weekend -- has been identified.

The deputy killed 23-year-old Justin Higgins.

Police say Higgins tired to take a driver hostage on Saturday night, after officers arrived, and his gun misfired.

The driver was with the off-duty deputy who fired two rounds...hitting Higgins.

Higgins was pronounced dead at the scene.

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