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STATE POLICE CID INVESTIGATE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN MISSISSIPPI COUNTY

July 29, 2015

   At the request of Manila Police Department officials Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are continuing to investigate an overnight shooting incident in the Mississippi County community.

   Timothy Johnson, 41, of Manila was fatally wounded shortly after 8 PM (Tuesday, July 28th) by a Manila Police Officer who had been dispatched to a disturbance at 601 Highway 18.  Initial reports indicate Johnson was holding a knife and advanced toward the officer after reportedly being ordered to drop the knife.

   Johnson’s body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for examination and to determine a manner and cause of death.

   The Arkansas State Police will complete its investigation and submit the findings to the prosecuting attorney.

   Questions relating to the identity of the Manila Police Officer and the administrative status of the officer should be directed to the Manila Police Department.