Update: Little Rock police arrest 2nd suspect connected to shooting that injured a LRPD officer

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UPDATE:

Little Rock police say a second suspect has been arrested in connection to the shooting of a police officer. Tashawn Landers, 19, is facing multiple felonies.

Tashawn Landers
Jaiden Lee

Little Rock police also say Jaiden Lee, 19, of Jacksonville was arrested in connection to the drive-by shooting.

UPDATE:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — LRPD says the officer injured last night as a result of a drive-by shooting at 4513 Rosswood Dr. has been released from the hospital and is at home resting in the care of his family.

The Officer was Christopher Crowder, 30 years old, and a 2 year veteran of the department and 7 years’ experience in Law Enforcement.

The investigation is active and ongoing. LRPD says their detectives have developed numerous leads and are currently following up on them at this time.

Update:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. –A Little Rock officer has been shot while on duty.

The officer is stable after being taken to a local hospital.

He was struck twice in the leg.

(Watch raw press conference above)

The injured office was following up on a previous drive-by shooting which happened at the home in the 4500 block of Rosswood Drive, off Doyle Springs Road.

His name is not being released until his family is made aware of what has happened.

His injuries are not considered life threatening.

Tonight’s shooting occurred just before 10:00 p.m.

The officer was taken by police unit to the hospital.

A spokesperson for the Little Rock Police Department says the injured officer was in the middle of a courtesy call, following up on an investigation from Friday night, when the house was struck by gunfire during a drive-by shooting.

Once again tonight, the shooter, or shooters opened fire from a vehicle, striking the police officer as he was on the front porch of the home.

There were a number of people in the home at the time tonight, none of them were hurt.

At this time, police say they cannot draw any conclusions that the officer was targeted.

His patrol unit was a few doors down from where the shooting occurred, and it is initially believed the shooters did not notice the officer’s vehicle.

The officer did not return fire.

Police report that address has been the target of several terrorist acts, including a shooting last night around the same time.

Arkansas State Police and task force officers are assisting Little Rock P.D. in the search for persons of interest in the drive-by shooting.

The names of the people who are likely responsible have not been released.

Investigators are asking anyone in the area who hears something to contact the Little Rock Police Department.

Original Story:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An officer has been shot in Little Rock while on the job.

There are few details at this time.

The extent of the officer’s injuries are not known at this time.

It happened in a residential area near Doyle Springs Road.

We have a crew on the scene and will have more details as they become available.

Police say it is an active scene and to avoid the area.

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