Arkansas man fatally shot after wounding police officer

November 5, 2017

BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas State Police says a 44-year-old man has been fatally shot after seriously wounding a police officer in Batesville.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Marvin Stair died Friday night after he allegedly shot and seriously wounded the officer, identified by State Police as 31-year-old Michael Dickinson.

Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill says the shooting occurred about 7:40 p.m. after Dickinson responded to reports about a domestic disturbance. State Police say the officer was immediately fired at by Stair and was struck multiple times.

Dickinson returned fire and called for assistance. State police say that as more officers arrived, Stair appeared in the doorway and pointed a rifle at them. Officers opened fire and Stair died at the scene.

Cockrill says Dickinson is hospitalized but his injuries aren’t considered life-threatening.

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