- Associated Press - Friday, October 17, 2014

LESLIE, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say a Searcy County sheriff’s deputy and a 75 year-old man were wounded in a shooting at the Serenity Farm Bread store at Leslie in Searcy County.

State police say deputies and a trooper were sent to the store about 11:15 a.m. Friday following reports of an armed man holding two hostages there.

State police say when the officers arrived and entered the store, 75-year-old John Kolata opened fire and that a deputy and the trooper returned fire and struck Kolata.

The deputy’s wounds are said to be non-life threatening while Kolata was in surgery at a Little Rock hospital in undisclosed condition. The trooper and no one else inside the store were injured.

The names of the deputy and the trooper were not immediately released.


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