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Arkansas State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Batesville

Arkansas State Police are responding to an officer-involved shooting in Batesville. (Photo: MGN)

Arkansas State Police on Sunday identified a man whom Batesville police shot in armed confrontation Saturday.

The agency said Andrew Hatley, 28, fled on foot during a traffic stop about 7:15 p.m. on U.S. 167. Hatley reportedly turned around and pointed a gun at two police officers who were chasing him. Both officers opened fire, according to state police.

Hatley was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

No other injuries were reported.

State police spokesman trooper Liz Chapman said in a news release that the agency is investigating. She said findings will be submitted to Independence County prosecutors, who will decide whether the shooting was justified.



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