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July 31, 2015

  The Arkansas State Police is investigating a shooting incident that occurred in England (Lonoke County) yesterday (July 30th) as federal, state and local law enforcement officers attempted to arrest a wanted fugitive.

  At approximately 5 PM Thursday afternoon a U.S. Marshal’s Service Task Force along with England Police, Little Rock Police and officers of the Arkansas Community Correction located Lamar Moore at 218 North Washington Avenue in England.  Moore, of North Little Rock, was wanted by Little Rock Police in connection with incidents of aggravated robbery and impersonation of a police officer.

  Initial reports to Special Agents of the State Police Criminal Investigation Division indicate Moore approached the task force with a gun to his head, lowered the gun, and then pointed it at a task force officer.  At least one task force member fired at Moore causing Moore to retreat to a room inside the house.

  Officers reported to State Police that following the initial encounter with Moore a shot was heard inside the house.  A preliminary investigation indicates Moore shot himself.

  Moore was transported to a North Little Rock hospital where he remains.

  An investigation of the incident is continuing.