Jonesboro police name officers involved in fatal shooting

March 9, 2019

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Police in Jonesboro have released the names of two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a homicide suspect.

Police on Friday said officers Brian Bailey and Chris Jefferson are on paid leave pending state police and internal affairs investigations into the shooting death of 47-year-old Rodney Fisher of Jonesboro.

Police have said the officers were investigating suspected drug activity and possible trespassing at a vacant apartment when they encountered Fisher on Thursday.

Fisher was wanted on a murder warrant in the February shooting death of David Allen Marshall of Jonesboro.

Police say Fisher was shot after pointing a handgun at the two officers.

Fisher died later at a hospital.