ALEXANDER, Ark. (AP) — Authorities said Thursday they’re investigating the fatal shooting of an Arkansas police officer who was found outside a residence where a fellow officer was present.
Arkansas State Police said Alexander Police Officer Scott Hutton died at a Little Rock area hospital after he was found shot Wednesday night outside a residence in Alexander. State Police said Saline County Sheriff’s deputies found Hutton, 36, wounded by a gunshot and lying outside the residence.
An Alexander police officer and a woman were at the home at the time of the shooting, state police said, and were questioned by special agents. The name of the other officer and the woman were not immediately released.
State police did not say whether the two people at the home were involved in the shooting. Hutton’s body has been transported to the state crime lab. Once the investigation is completed, it will be presented to the local prosecutor to determine whether it was accidental or criminal charges should be filed.