MAUMELLE, Ark. – The Arkansas Department of Correction confirms a sergeant with the agency’s K9 tracking team was shot and killed this morning during manhunt near Maumelle.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office identified a person of interest as 37-year-old Demark Lee Jordan.
Earlier Monday morning, The Pulaski County Special School District announced that Pine Forest Elementary School, Maumelle Middle and High School are on lockdown at the recommendation of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.
Sunday night, Pulaski County deputies responded to a home on Corvallis Road near Maumelle for a disturbance call. Authorities reported shots fired inside the home as deputies arrived.
The SWAT team responded to the home.
Deputies say while tracking the suspect with a K9 team, an Arkansas Department of Correction officer was shot near Overstreet Road.
Deputies are asking people to avoid the area.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.