- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

BENTON, Ark. (AP) - Police in Arkansas say an off-duty officer shot a bank robbery suspect who later died at a hospital.

Friday’s incident is the third officer-involved fatal shooting in Benton in two months.

Benton police Capt. Kevin Russell told Little Rock television station KATV that an officer responding to a Simmons Bank branch shot the suspect. Russell didn’t know whether the suspect had fired shots, too.

Russell said his agency and the FBI were investigating.

Saline County Prosecutor Ken Casady had just announced Thursday that no charges would be filed against an officer who shot a man in self-defense while responding to a domestic disturbance call Oct. 7.

Ten days after that incident, another Benton officer shot and killed a 17-year-old. The officer said the teen pointed a pistol at him.


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