Suspect Killed in West Memphis Officer-Involved Shooting; I-40 Reopens

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WEST MEMPHIS, Ark.- Ronald Clinton, 47, of Memphis, Tennessee has been identified as the deceased suspect in the officer-involved shooting incident on Monday.

Clinton’s body is being taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to confirm the manner and cause of death.


WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (WMC) – Eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 have reopened Monday night after an officer-involved shooting left the lanes closed for several hours. 

Our content partner WMC reports that West Memphis Police were chasing a suspect on the interstate when the driver crashed into a propane truck.

West Memphis Police have yet to identify the deceased suspect. 

West Memphis Police Department said officers did fire shots while trying to capture the suspect. None of the officers were injured.

The crash happened near mile marker 280. All eastbound lanes on I-40 in that area were closed for several hours. 

Original story:

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (WMC) – Arkansas State Police confirm Interstate 40 eastbound is closed near mile marker 280 in West Memphis because of a shooting incident. 

Investigators have not released any further details about the shooting.

This is a developing story. We’ll have more information as it becomes available

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