Authorities: Drug suspect guns down guard at Arkansas jail

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PERRYVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a man being booked into a central Arkansas jail on drug charges shot and killed a guard before someone disarmed him. The State Police says in a news release that Jeremiah Story, a 21-year-old detention officer at the Perry County jail in Perryville, died at a hospital early Thursday. The agency says 37-year-old Roderick Lewis, of North Little Rock, shot Story in a bathroom late Wednesday night while Lewis was changing out of civilian clothes and into jail issued attire.

The State Police didn’t say in the news release from authorities how it Lewis allegedly came to have the gun, and the agency declined to specify when reached by phone.

A witness to the shooting was able to disarm Lewis.

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