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Arkansas police officer fatally shot while at home with daughters


A police officer in Arkansas was slain in his own home on Saturday afternoon, prompting authorities to find out why he was killed.

Forrest City Police Officer Oliver Johnson was fatally shot in the company of his two young daughters after four rounds came into the West Memphis apartment through the window.
Johnson’s death appears to be the result of a drive-by shooting, though it is uncertain if he was the intended target or simply an unlucky man caught in the crossfire.

Authorities believe that the drive-by was intended to hit a group of bystanders outside of Johnson’s apartment, with witnesses claim they saw a car speeding away after shots were fired.

“This hits everybody a little close to home in law enforcement. He was a police officer. Some of my officers did, in fact, know him. Forrest City is a pretty close rural department,” WMPD Capt. Joe Baker told WMCAN5.

No arrests have been made at this time. Johnson leaves behind a grieving wife and two little girls.

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