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Little Rock police officers shoot man in motel parking lot

December 21, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say police officers in Little Rock shot and wounded a man after a vehicle rammed into a patrol vehicle.

According to police, officers were checking cars in a Motel 6 parking lot in west Little Rock when they noticed a suspicious vehicle. Interim Police Chief Hayward Finks says that when officers approached the vehicle, the driver went in reverse and crashed into a police unit.

Finks says officers fired multiple shots into the vehicle, striking one of the three people who were inside. Finks says the injured man was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

None of the officers were injured.

Authorities say the officers were checking the cars because of a rash of recent break-ins.

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