Man accused of shooting 2 officers in Arkansas in custody: police

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HACKETT, Ark. — A man suspected of shooting two Arkansas police officers has been arrested, authorities said.

The suspect was taken into police custody Wednesday for shooting a sheriff’s deputy and a Hackett police officer, Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck told local TV station KHBS.

The two officers were shot Wednesday while responding to a call and were taken to the hospital, officials said. Hollenbeck says the Hackett police officer suffered “superficial” wounds, but declined to release the condition of the sheriff’s deputy.

Following the shooting, the suspect barricaded himself inside a house in Hackett, located in western Arkansas about 115 miles west of Little Rock, Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Philip Pevehouse said. Deputies surrounded the home and took the suspect into custody Wednesday afternoon.

Hollenbeck declined to answer any further questions and quickly left the scene to go to a hospital to visit the deputy.