Arkansas State Police have identified the man who was shot and killed Thursday afternoon by a trooper near Warren.
Christopher Dequan Crosby, 34, died at the scene.
The ASP said in a statement Thursday night that Crosby fired a pistol at the trooper following a motor vehicle crash.
The investigation is being led by special agents of the Criminal Investigation Division.
At approximately 1:30 p.m., a state trooper in Warren attempted to initiate a traffic stop involving a vehicle at Shelby Avenue and Main Street.
The driver of the vehicle failed to stop for the trooper and proceeded to drive out of town and at 1:33 p.m. turned onto Bradley County Road 24, about one mile southeast of Warren. About one minute later, as the driver attempted to flee from
the trooper, the vehicle crashed. A vehicle occupant then pointed a gun at the trooper and fired, striking the state police patrol car.
The trooper returned fire hitting the suspect, Crosby.
A second occupant in the vehicle fled on foot and was quickly apprehended without incident.
The name of the second occupant has not been released. The ASP said he was being questioned.
Crosby’s body and other evidence from the shooting scene are being transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory for examination.
The state police investigation into the use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer will be turned-over to the Bradley County prosecuting attorney to determine whether the use of deadly force was consistent with Arkansas laws.
The trooper has been placed on paid administrative leave and his identity will be released after the trooper has met with his family and provided a statement to CID agents.