At least two law enforcement officers were shot this morning in Sebastian County, AR, according to the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office.
One of the officers is a Sebastian County deputy and the other is the Hackett chief of police, Darrell Spells, the sheriff’s office said.
Both officers were taken to Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith. The Sebastian County deputy is in critical condition, said Van Buren Detective Jonathan Wear. Chief Spells is also being treated at the hospital, however his condition is still unknown , according to KFSM TV.
The shooting happened around 7:15 a.m.
Two helicopters have been deployed to search for the suspect, who is still on the loose in the area.
Officers are searching for the male suspect in a wooded, rural area between Greenwood and Hackett. There are few homes and business in the area.
Sebastian County’s Philip Pevehouse said the shooting suspect is not being cooperative and is carrying a semi-automatic weapon.