Update: LRPD Says Suspect Had Gun, Didn’t Fire

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Police have identified the suspect as 26-year-old Deon Williams. Police say a gun fell from Williams’ waistband while officers were chasing him. They say he picked up the gun while facing the officer, the officer felt threatened, and the officer fired his weapon approximately three times. Williams was arrested and taken to UAMS where he later died. 

Sources close to FOX16 say Officer Terry McDaniel was the one who fired his weapon at Williams.

Here’s the release police sent out with all the incident details.

Williams friend, Shemedia Shelton, said the vehicle belonged to her.

“It was not stolen,” said Shelton.

The shooting victim’s father, Julius Williams, says he doesn’t understand why his son would run.

“I don’t have a clue. He must have been provoked,” said Williams.

Update (4:00 p.m.):
Little Rock Police tell FOX16.com’s Hubert Tate that the suspect who was shot and killed by an LRPD officer Monday morning was armed, but did not fire any shots at officers.

Crowds gathered near the scene of the shooting, causing the closing of 12th Street for a large portion of the afternoon, but are now beginning to disperse.

Update (2:00 p.m.):
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Police have released additional details about this morning’s officer-involved shooting that left a suspect dead.

Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas told Fox 16 reporter David Goins this afternoon that 2-3 shots were likely fired by police.

The suspect, whose name has not yet been released, was in his 30s and did show a weapon, according to the chief.

Update (1:15 p.m.)
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Police have released some details about this morning’s officer-involved shooting that left a suspect dead.

Police say the shooting happened in an alley at 12th & Adams streets.

The man who ran from police had been pulled over driving a Chevrolet Suburban. He jumped out on 12th Street in front of the Madison Heights Apartments and officers began chasing him. He was shot minutes later and police reported soon after that he had been killed.

According to the Little Rock Police Department, officers did find a gun on the suspect.

Original story (11:50):
LITTLE ROCK, AR – An investigation is underway after a police shooting late Monday morning leaves a suspect dead.

It happened around 11:30 in the area of 12th and Jefferson streets in central Little Rock, just south of Interstate 630.

A witness at the scene told Fox16 News that the suspect he saw running from police had gotten out of a Chevrolet Suburban that police had pulled over.

The witness reported watching police chase the man behind a building, and soon after said he heard nine gunshots.

We’ll have more information as soon as police release additional details.

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