- Associated Press - Friday, June 29, 2018

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Police have identified Joshua Cartwright, 36, of Russellville as the man who shot at a bail bondsman and was later shot and killed by officers at an apartment complex near the Arkansas Tech University campus.

Russellville police say Cartwright came out of the apartment at about 2:10 a.m. Friday brandishing a gun and opened fire on officers, who returned fire and killed him.

Police say officers were called shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday after the man barricaded himself inside the apartment about one block from the edge of the ATU campus.

Surrounding apartments were evacuated and Arkansas Tech said in a statement residents were housed temporarily on campus, then later taken to an off-campus hotel.

In a statement, officials said police were conducting an investigation of the incident which will be submitted to the Pope Country Prosecuting Attorney to determine if the “use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer” was lawful.



ATU said the campus is open and operating normally on Friday.

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