News conference on deadly Arkansas Walmart shooting, 2 officers shot

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Police tape blocks off a Walmart store parking lot in Forrest City, Ark., on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Police say at least three people, including two officers, have been shot this Walmart in eastern Arkansas. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

ARKANSAS (WREG) — There’s new information on Monday morning’s shooting at a local Forrest City, Arkansas Walmart store that left two police officers injured and a suspect dead.

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Our sister station WREG in Memphis reports the incident began when a 40-year-old man walked into the store and started making threats. Employees then called the police.

After police arrived and made contact with the man there was an exchange of gunfire.

One of the injured officers was taken to a Memphis hospital and the other was taken to a Forrest City hospital. There’s no further word on their conditions.

A news conference was held Monday morning with statements from Mayor Cedric Williams and Forrest City, Arkansas Police Chief, D. Lee.

This is a developing story. Read updates on the local Little Rock, Arkansas KARK News website.

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