Man killed after scuffle with officer, police investigating

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The Arkansas State Police is investigating an overnight officer involved shooting incident that resulted in the death of Marzues Scott, 35, of Blytheville.

Authorities within the Blytheville Police Department requested the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division to investigate the use of deadly force by one of its officers.

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A Blytheville police officer was dispatched at approximately 11:30 PM Sunday (April 7th) to a disturbance call at the Dodge’s convenience store located at 3605 South Division Street.

Once at the scene of the disturbance the officer encountered the suspect, identified as Scott, across the street at the Deerfield Inn located at 1100 Kari Lane.  Scott allegedly attacked the officer and during a scuffle, the officer shot Scott who died later at a local hospital. 

The officer sustained minor injuries during the attack, a press release from Arkansas State Police said.

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Scott’s body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory to determine the manner and cause of death as well as collecting forensic evidence.   Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are preparing an investigative report to be submitted to the prosecuting attorney to determine whether use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer in this incident was consistent with Arkansas law.

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1 Comment

  1. Blytheville needs to be cleaned up. If this is the only way to get through to the criminals then so be it. Blytheville used to be a great little town, but the inability of the cops and the people to stop crime it has turned into big city mentality with small city protection.

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