3 dead and police officer stabbed in the neck in Fort Smith, Arkansas incident

Three people are dead and a police officer is recovering from being stabbed in the neck in an incident at a residence in Fort Smith, 阿肯色州, 警察说.

A police officer was responding to a 911 caller Sunday morning who reportedly heard yelling and screaming and then saw a shirtless manassaulting a person on the ground,” Fort Smith Police Chief Danny Baker said in a news conference.
When the officer arrived, the shirtless man was beating his 15-year-old son with a rock in the head and face and, and the officer ordered him to stop, 贝克说.
      At first the man seemed to comply, but when the officer approached the man to put him in restraints, the man producedan edged weapon slashing the officer’s throat and neckjust under a minute after the officer arrived, 贝克说.
        The officer fired two shots, killing the man, according to Baker. The 15-year-old was pronounced dead after being rushed to the hospital. He had multiple stab wounds and blunt force trauma, 院长说.
          Other officers found a woman dead from apparent stab wounds and evidence ofan extremely violent attackinside the home.
          A 5-year-old child was also found in the home and is now being cared for by family, 贝克说.
          I have no doubt that our officersswift action saved this young child’s life,” 贝克说.
          The injured officer was rushed to the hospital with a serious laceration to his throat and neck, 院长说. He is now in stable condition after emergency surgery.
          Baker said he has asked the Arkansas State Police to take the lead in the investigation because the incident involved an officer firing their weapon at someone.
          The injured officer has been placed on paid administrative leave for a minimum of three days and will remain on leave for as long as needed. A second officer has also been placed on leave, 贝克说.
            We’re all left scared, 生气的, frustrated, sometimes hopeless. No one believes in the sanctity of life more than the men and women of the Fort Smith Police Department. Each one of us are sworn to protect it at all costs. 所以, it hurts us as much as it does each of you when an outcome like this is unavoidable,” 贝克说.
            I’m thankful for officers who are willing to put their lives on the line when evil threatens our community. I’m thankful for the medical team, who took care of our officer. And I’m thankful for our community, that always pulls together when tragedy strikes. My heart goes out to all those who have been impacted by this terrible event. Please pray for all of us.

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