LITTLE ROCK – A suspect fleeing a state trooper was killed Sunday in Little Rock after being wrecked by police in a tactical maneuver.
At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2023, an Arkansas State Police (ASP) Trooper executed a Tactical Vehicle Intervention (TVI) maneuver to stop a fleeing suspect at the Stanton Road overpass of Interstate 30 East in Little Rock.
The fleeing suspect, driving a 2006 BMW with fictitious tags, died from injuries he sustained in the incident.
The suspect was initially driving at excessive speeds westbound on I-30 when he failed to pull over for the Trooper. The motorist exited the interstate at Geyer Springs Road and drove through two red lights before getting back on I-30 going eastbound. The vehicle accelerated, exceeding 120 mph, and nearly collided with another motorist.
The suspect’s identity has not yet been confirmed. An FN Five-seven semi-automatic pistol was located in the vehicle.
“Fleeing from law enforcement is reckless and has serious consequences,” said ASP Colonel Mike Hagar. “Although we regret any loss of life, ASP Troopers put the lives of innocent motorists first.”
The incident is under investigation by ASP’s Criminal Investigation Division.
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