State Police investigating North Little Rock officer involved shooting

State Police

The Arkansas State Police says they are investigating an officer involved shooting wherein in a North Little Rock Police Department officer allegedly shot an 18-year-old suspect.

State Police say that the officer shot the suspect, who was a battery of the first degree and aggravated robbery suspect, after he reportedly brandished a gun at officers.

The suspect, Anthony Brown of North Little Rock, remains hospitalized, police say. No officers were injured, according to police.

Police say the incident occurred around 6:35 on July 26 when officers stopped a vehicle near Main Street and Pershing Avenue. Police say Brown, who was a passenger in the car stopped by police, exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

According to police, officers pursued Brown to the front of Tropical Smoothie Café at 2600 Pershing Avenue. Police say that this is where Brown displayed the gun.

North Little Rock police requested the State Police’s criminal investigation division to investigate the shooting incident.

An investigative file will be submitted to the 6th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney’s Office where a decision will be made based on the findings of the investigation whether the use of deadly force by a police officer was consistent with state laws.