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June 04, 2020

  The Arkansas State Police is investigating the death an Alexander Police Officer, Scott Hutton, 36, of Bryant.

  Saline County Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to 15458 Evergreen in Alexander about 7:12 PM (Wednesday, June 3rd) where they found Hutton wounded by a gunshot and lying outside the residence.  Life saving measures were being administered to Hutton by an Alexander police officer.

  Hutton was transported to a Little Rock hospital where physicians pronounced his death.

  Two people who were at the residence at the time of the shooting have been questioned by state police special agents assigned to the department’s Criminal Investigation Division.  One of the individuals is an Alexander police officer.

  Hutton’s body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where the manner and cause of death will be determined.

  The state police investigation is continuing and upon being completed will be presented to the prosecuting attorney of jurisdiction to determine whether any criminal charge should be filed or if the shooting was accidental.

  Questions relating to the duty status of either officer at the time of the incident, or the administrative status of the surviving officer should be directed to the Alexander Police Department.