Officer dies after being shot during Arkansas traffic stop

National News

Authorities say a police officer in Hot Springs, Arkansas has died following a shooting during a traffic stop that also left a suspect wounded. (Image courtesy MGN Online)

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in Arkansas has died following a shooting during a traffic stop that also left a suspect wounded.

The Hot Springs Police Department says Officer Brent Scrimshire conducted the traffic stop about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hot Springs and Scrimshire and the suspect were shot.

The department says Scrimshire was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The name and condition of the suspect weren’t immediately released.

The investigation has been turned over to Arkansas State Police.

For the latest breaking news and stories from across the tri-state, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter.

(This story was originally published on March 11, 2020)

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.