A deadly arson investigation led to a shootout between Garland County deputies and a suspect. That suspect is dead and two deputies were injured. Two other suspects are in jail, all accused of killing five people in Garland County
Deputies aren't saying much because there is a gag order on the case. Late Friday afternoon, the sheriff's department told a room of reporters deputies won't answer any questions Friday or Saturday for the protection of everyone involved.
Jeremy Pickney and Samuel Conway, both 23-year-olds from Hot Springs, sit in jail without bond, charged with capital murder, aggravated residential burglary and arson. They're accused of killing 5 people on November 12th
Thursday night, sheriff's deputies tracked down the men at National Park Inn in Hot Springs along with 22-year-old Marvin Stringer. Deputies say Stringer started shooting at them.
"Officers returned fire. The suspect was fatally wounded and two of our officers were injured," Lieutenant James Martin with the Garland County Sheriff’s Department.
Garland County Deputy Jason Lawrence is in stable condition after getting shot. Felix Hunter had a medical emergency and is recovering at home now.
The investigation continues and deputies need you to come forward if you know anything. "If the suspects talked to anyone about property that may have been taken during the crime, it is not over yet."