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Correctional officer killed in shooting in Perry County Jail



Perryville, Arkansas – Following a shooting that killed a correctional officer inside the Perry County Jail, Arkansas State Police is investigating.

The incident happened late Wednesday night.

In order to begin the investigation, the Perry County Sheriff’s Office called ASP special agents.

According to State Police, the suspect is a 37-year-old man who was in the process of being booked into jail after his arrest.

At this time investigators have not released the name of the suspect or the officer.