/Shooting reported inside Walmart in Arkansas: Police
Shooting reported inside Walmart in Arkansas

Shooting reported inside Walmart in Arkansas: Police


The Arkansas State Police will investigate the shooting in Forrest City.

The shooting unfolded after police got a call around 10:24 a.m. about an individual making threats inside the Walmart, Forrest City Police Chief Deon Lee said at a news conference.

The suspect was killed and the injured officers are expected to be OK, Lee said.

Eugene Watlington, a seasoned detective, is undergoing surgery, Lee said.

Lt. Eric Varner, who has been on the force for over a decade, has already been treated and released from the hospital, Lee said.

Forrest City is about 90 miles east of Little Rock.

Arkansas: Police
Shooting reported inside Walmart in Arkansas: Police

“The prayers of the ASP are with the 2 Forrest City officers that were injured,” the state police tweeted.

Walmart spokesperson Scott Pope said in a statement, “We are aware of the incident that took place at our store in Forrest City.”

“We will continue to work with the Forrest City Police Department to assist in their investigation,” Pope said.

The Arkansas State Police’s criminal investigation division has been requested to investigate, Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler told ABC News.

ABC News’ Taylor Dunn contributed to this report.

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