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In an incident just after 8 p.m. Monday 23rd, a Bryant Police officer was shot in a situation with a suicidal male suspect, Austin Chase Swindle, age 24.
Officer Samantha Hodgson was transported to the hospital by helicopter to UAMS and was expected to live. We hope to post an update soon on her condition.
The incident occurred at the Greens at Hurricane Creek Apartments near the Target store off Alcoa Road. Hodgson was the first on the scene and according to police, the suspect shot her in the neck or head area. Officers arriving immediately afterward shot and killed the suspect.
Sgt. Todd Crowson stated that when an officer shoots someone, it is always treated like an investigation. The officers will likely be put on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. “It’s just standard operating procedure,” stated Crowson.
Since there was a death, the Arkansas State Police is now in charge of the case.
Watch MySaline for updates.