Helena-West Helena police officer shot and killed in line of duty: Suspect Latarius Howard on the run
An Helena-West Helena police officer was fatally shot on Thursday November 12, 2020 while trying to apprehend a suspect in a shooting that occurred Sunday, November 8, 2020.
The authorities are yet to name the officer who was killed. The shooting happened at the Delta Inn Motel in West Helena, Ark.
Latarius Howard, 29, is the suspect in the shooting who is said to currently be on the run.
The Helena-West Helena police chief told WMC that city, state, and federal investigators are now involved in this investigation.
Officers pulled over a maroon SUV where it was believed Howard was a passenger.
That officer was trying to apprehend Howard for a previous shooting offense.
On Nov. 1 at 5:59 a.m., Police officers responded to a shooting call in the 360 block of Denise Drive in West Helena, Phillips County, Ark.