BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas State Police (ASP) is investigating an overnight officer-involved shooting that left a suspect dead.
It happened after the officer was called to a disturbance around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the Dodge’s convenience store (3605 South Division Street), says an ASP news release issued Monday.
Once at the scene of the disturbance the officer found the suspect, identified as Marzues Scott, 35, of Blytheville, across the street at the Deerfield Inn (1100 Kari Lane). Scott allegedly attacked the officer and during a scuffle, the officer shot Scott, who died later at the hospital. The officer received minor injuries during the incident.
Scott’s body has been taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab.
The ASP says authorities within the Blytheville Police Department have requested its Criminal Investigation Division to investigate the use of deadly force by one of its officers. An investigative report will be submitted to the prosecuting attorney to determine whether use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer in this incident was consistent with Arkansas law.