Man injured in officer-involved shooting in Helena-West Helena

Man injured in officer-involved shooting in Helena-West Helena

HELENA-WEST HELENA, AR (WMC) - Arkansas State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near Helena-West Helana.

The shooting happened around 9:23 p.m. Friday at the Delta Inn.

Police said an Elaine Township Constable made a traffic stop at the Delta Inn, and shortly after the initial stop, an altercation ensued.  At some point during the struggle, the constable fired his weapon.

A patron of the motel, Perrance Ward of Mississippi, was grazed in the stomach by a bullet after going outside of his room to see the altercation taking place.

Shortly after the altercation began, the Helena-West Helena Police Department arrived and were able to take control of the situation.

No other injuries were reported.

This is an ongoing investigation, and no other information is available at this time.

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