Suspect Dead After Officer-Involved Shooting in Conway County

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Update:
POPE COUNTY, Ark. – The name of a man who died in an deputy-involved shooting late Tuesday night has been released by the Arkansas State Police (ASP).

He has been identified as Haze Connor Martin, 22, of Siloam Springs, according to an updated ASP news release issued late Wednesday afternoon.

Original story:
POPE COUNTY, Ark. – A suspect is dead after being shot by a Pope County deputy after a car chase that ended in Conway County.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Arkansas State Police say the suspect, who hasn’t been identified, pulled a knife on the deputy at the end of a chase on Interstate 40 that started in Pope County and ended in Conway County. When the deputy spotted the knife, he opened fire, according to initial statements.

The suspect died on the scene. The body will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for positive identification.

No one else was injured in the shooting.

Upon completion of the investigation, state police special agents will submit an investigative file to the Pope and Conway County prosecuting attorneys for consideration to determine whether use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer was justified as defined by state laws.

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