An active shooter incident at a residence left three Sebastian County (AR) Sheriff's deputies wounded and a suspect dead Monday night.
The deputies, all members of the SWAT team, were taken to Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith and were treated for non life-threatening injuries. They were released from the hospital Tuesday morning (May 8). Captain Phillip Pevehouse with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Office told 5 News the deputies were injured from shotgun pellets from the suspect's gun.
The situation began at about 10:40 p.m. Monday night (May 7). An off-duty Hackett police officer heard a disturbance in his neighborhood off West Arkansas 10 between Hackett and Greenwood and went to check on the family. The sheriff said the suspect left the home on Sunny Hill Place with a shotgun and fired at the officer, who returned fire. The officer left and called 911.
"We had our SWAT team surround the suspect's location, set up a perimeter," said Sebastian County Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck. "He fired several rounds at our S.W.A.T.officers. At one point, while he was attempting to load a vehicle up with more firearms, he also attempted to get away."
The suspect was killed when deputies returned fire, the sheriff said.