LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A woman who was injured in an officer-involved shooting early Friday morning is now behind bars.
On April 13, Little Rock Police (LRPD) were called just after 12 a.m. to an apartment complex near the 7000 block of Cantrell Road in regards to someone threatening suicide. The caller told police that the individual had cut herself and was armed with a knife and a BB gun, according to the police report.
When officers arrived on the scene the suspect was identified as Lexi Shockey, 20. Police say Shockey ran inside the apartment with the knife and gun when officers arrived. The second woman identified herself as the caller and Shockey’s girlfriend.
According to a news release, officers were able to talk with Shockey through the closed door in an effort to de-escalate the situation. After talking with Shockey for several minutes, officers were able to get her to open the door, where she then gave them the knife and handgun. Police say the weapon was an airsoft type pistol.
The news release states that officers continued to talk with Shockey and they, along with a supervisor entered the apartment. Officer Falls continued to talk to her to keep her calm, but Shockey became agitated again and grabbed a second knife from a table inside the apartment. Officer Falls continued to talk to her and tried get her to put the knife down. Officer Jordan White was also inside the apartment and had drawn his Taser. Officer Falls attempted to disarm Shockey by grabbing her arm. She was able to pull away from Officer Falls and then swung the knife at him. Officer Falls pushed away from her and drew his service weapon and fired one time at Shockey.
When Officer White saw that Shockey had pulled away and swung the knife at Officer Falls he deployed his Taser. This occurred at approximately the same time that Officers Falls fired at her. Shockey was struck one time in the shoulder by gunfire and fell to the ground. Officer Falls immediately went to Shockey and removed the knife and applied pressure to her wound until an ambulance arrived. LRPD could not determined if the Taser had any effect on Shockey due to her clothing.
Shockey was transported to Baptist Hospital for treatment. She was released from Baptist Hospital and then transported to UAMS for a mental evaluation. Shockey was released from UAMS around 2:30 p.m. She was charged with Aggravated Assault and is being held on a $7,500 bond at the Pulaski County Jail.
Officer Falls was hired as a Little Rock Police officer on June 29, 2015. Officer Falls has been placed on administrative leave per department policy. The incident is currently under criminal and internal investigations.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A woman is injured after an officer-involved shooting in Little Rock.
The disturbance call came in around midnight at the Tanglewood Apartments at 7575 Cantrell Road.
Police say after barricading herself in the apartment, the suspect did let them in.
They say when she turned around, she was holding what appeared to be a handgun. That’s when she was shot in the shoulder.
Police say that gun turned out to be a pellet gun and she also had a knife on her.
She was taken to the hospital with non life threatening injuries.
No officers were injured.
The officer involved will be placed on paid administrative leave while they compete the investigation.