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Few details after police kill teen outside Arkansas shelter

July 27, 2017

MARION, Ark. (AP) — Authorities are offering few details about what led to a 16-year-old boy being shot and killed by police outside an eastern Arkansas emergency shelter for juveniles.

Aries Clark was shot Tuesday and died a day later after the incident outside East Arkansas Youth Services in Marion. Officers opened fire shortly after arriving at the facility about 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of Memphis, Tennessee. No one has said why police were called or what happened in the moments before the shooting.

Memphis and Little Rock media reported that two Marion police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation moves forward. The department hasn’t named them.

The shelter’s operator says no one in the facility was harmed and that its employees are cooperating with investigators.

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