- Associated Press - Saturday, August 13, 2016

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - Funeral plans for an Arkansas deputy who was shot and killed this week have been changed.

The Sebastian County Sheriff’s office says viewing for Cpl. Bill Cooper is being expanded to 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday and will be at First Baptist Church in Greenwood.

Services on Tuesday will begin at 10 a.m., but are being moved to the Fort Smith Convention Center.

Lt. Philip Pevehouse said changes were needed because an “overwhelming” response led to the expectation of a large attendance.

Cooper died Wednesday after he was shot while responding to a home near Hackett, about 115 miles west of Little Rock. Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells was wounded.

The suspect - identified as Billy Monroe Jones - later surrendered and remains in custody.

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