August 30, 2014
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Chief: Walnut Ridge police fatally shoot man

      Authorities say a Walnut Ridge police officer fatally shot a man after the man shot his ex-wife then pointed his gun at police.
      Walnut Ridge Police Chief Richy Thatcher says the man intentionally crashed his vehicle into his ex-wife's car early Wednesday. Thatcher says the man then shot the woman with a handgun.
      Two Walnut Ridge officers who responded ordered the man to drop his weapon. Thatcher says the man then shot himself in the side then turned with his gun facing the officers. One officer opened fire, killing the man.
     The police chief says the woman was taken to a Memphis, Tenn., hospital, where she is in stable condition.
     No names have been released. Thatcher says the officers involved in the incident are on paid administrative leave.

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