Arkansas County jail guard shot to death by man on record

PERRYVILLE, Ark. (AP) – A county jail guard in central Arkansas was shot and killed by a man who was booked into the jail, state police said Thursday.

No names and few details were immediately released about the Wednesday night shooting at the Perry County Jail in Perryville, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock.

An Arkansas State Police statement said the suspect is a 37-year-old man who had been arrested by Perry County deputies and was booked into jail at the time of the shooting.

The sheriff’s office has asked state police to investigate the shooting and more information will be released later, according to the release.


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