LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Authorities with the Little Rock Police Department have confirmed that a shooting involving a police officer happened Sunday afternoon.
Officers said that the incident happened when LRPD officers responded in reference to a wellness check at a home on the 5000 block of West 65th St.
When they arrived on-scene, officers said that they encountered two women who were relatives of the person in question. Officers then heard a person yelling in the parking lot and attempted to de-escalate the situation.
Authorities said that the suspect, 49-year-old James Mosby told officers not to approach him. They said that Mosby then pulled a handgun out of his clothing and fired several times at the officers.
LRPD officials said that the officers immediately took cover and returned fire while Mosby continued shooting and yelling at them.
After being hit by gunfire and falling to the ground, police said that Mosby stood back to his feet and continued yelling at the officers before putting his handgun on the hood of a vehicle.
Authorities said that the officer was not injured. Mosby was taken to a local hospital, treated and released back into police custody.
The investigation is ongoing, check back for more updates.