An Arkansas police officer was shot and wounded Monday night while checking on a reportedly suicidal man who fired a shotgun through a door at responding officers. The man was later killed by police.
Police responded to a call of a suicidal person at an apartment complex in Bryant, AR. The Bryant Police Department said the man opened fire on the officers when they arrived, striking one of them, reports the Associated Press.
The wounded officer has been identified as Officer Samantha Hodgson, reports Fox 16.
Other officers returned fire when the man came out of the apartment holding a shotgun and refused to drop it, Arkansas State Police said. The man, identified by state police as 24-year-old Austin Chase Swindle, was killed.
Officer Hodgson was airlifted to a Little Rock hospital, where she was in stable condition Tuesday, authorities said.