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Arkansas State Police Investigates Officer’s Involvement in Pine Bluff Shriners Temple Shooting

PINE BLUFF, ARK.: Arkansas State Police Investigating Officer Involvement in Pine Bluff Shriners Temple Shooting (Photo: THV11)

On Sunday, an officer-involved shooting occurred in Pine Bluff Shriners Temple. Arkansas State Police is investigating the incident.

PINE BLUFF, ARK.: Pine Bluff Shriners Temple building (Photo: ADG)

Pine Bluff Police have released limited information on a shooting incident that resulted in one death early Sunday morning. Sgt. Richard Wegner of the Pine Bluff Police Department said officers were dispatched soon before 1 a.m. to Sahara Temple, 820 S. Main St., in response to reports of gunfire.

Officers arrived on the scene and discovered a big crowd running from the premises into the street. Pine Bluff Police Department officials reportedly said that one person died and several others were injured. Authorities also confirmed that a police officer in Pine Bluff fired his firearm.

The Pine Bluff Police Department said that detectives and crime scene investigators are still analyzing the initial shooting incident report inside the building. Agents from the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigations Division are also conducting an investigation on the officer’s involvement in the incident.

An hour after the shooting at the Sahara Shriners Temple, authorities responded to reports of another shooting at the intersection of University Drive and Pullen Avenue.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Pine Bluff police at 870-730-2090 or the Arkansas State Police at 870-850-8630.

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