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West Memphis, Ark. (AP) — An off-duty Arkansas police officer has been fatally shot inside his home.

Forrest City police spokesman Lt. Eric Varner told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the officer was shot inside his apartment at a complex in West Memphis.

The name of the officer was not immediately released.

Capt. Joe Baker, a spokesman for West Memphis police, says it does not appear the officer was the intended target of the shooting and that a group of people were firing shots outside his apartment.

Baker says the officer was struck once in his upper torso by an errant bullet.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,