LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services employee was shot in Little Rock Saturday evening.
MEMS officials said an employee was shot in the parking lot of MEMS Station One on 7th Street around 5:30 p.m. Officials said the employee is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
Arkansas State Police officials said 23-year-old Omar Pena-Romero was wanted by the Little Rock Police Department in connection with the shooting.
ASP officials said Pena-Romero was arrested around 8:30 p.m. by troopers at the 4-mile marker on Interstate 30. Troopers were assisted by the Texarkana Police Department.
State police officials said Pena-Romero was transferred to the Little Rock Police Department and is in custody at the Pulaski County Regional Detention Center.
Pena-Romero is facing a charge of first-degree domestic battery, violating a no-contact order and unauthorized use of another person’s property to facilitate a crime.
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