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STATE POLICE REQUESTED TO INVESTIGATE MARION COUNTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

February 19, 2017

   Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at approximately 5:36 this morning, (Sunday, February 19th, 2017) at a residence in the Bull Shoals community of Marion County.

   Kyle Riggs, 33, has been identified as the individual who died after he reportedly fired a weapon at local law enforcement officers.

   A Marion County Sheriff’s Deputy, along with a Bull Shoals Police Officer, responded to a call of breaking and entering and an assault at a residence. Upon their arrival, the officers were immediately fired upon by the suspect. Both officers returned fire striking Riggs, who was transported to a local hospital where he died. The body will be transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for examination.

   No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident. Questions relating to the identity of law enforcement personnel or their administrative status should be directed to the local agencies where the officers are employed.

   Upon completion of the investigation, state police special agents will submit an investigative file to the Marion County prosecuting attorney for consideration to determine whether use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer was justified as defined by state laws.