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An Arkansas trooper shoots a homicide suspect in Pine Bluff who is fleeing



Pine Bluff, Arkansas – A 19-year-old Pine Bluff man who had current warrants for a homicide investigation, according to the authorities, was shot by an Arkansas State Police (ASP) trooper on Friday, leading to the trooper’s placement on paid administrative leave.

Derrick Stidum “resisted being taken into custody,” according to ASP, so the trooper shot him at roughly 10:50 a.m. in a residential area on Nebraska Street when he was off duty.

The trooper was in the city for a training exercise, authorities said. When the Pine Bluff Police Department reported that Stidum began a high-speed pursuit in an allegedly stolen car, he was helping them serve a capital murder warrant.

A collision at Ohio Street and East 11th Avenue marked the conclusion of the vehicle chase. According to ASP, Stidum got out of the car with a passenger and fled.

According to a state police statement, Stidham was shot by an unidentified trooper after he was apprehended.

After receiving medical attention at the hospital, Stidham was arrested right away on suspicion of stealing after receiving and running away. The Jefferson County Detention Center is where he is being kept while charges for capital murder are pending.

We are still waiting to learn which homicide Stidham is thought to have committed. It was also not stated in the announcement whether the passenger was being held.



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