Based upon confirmation of evidence received from the Arkansas State Crime Lab yesterday, Benton Police Chief Kirk Lane is releasing the name of the officer involved in the shooting incident from Monday, October 17, 2016.
The officer involved in shooting is Officer Kyle Ellison assigned as a K-9 Officer for the Benton Police Department. Officer Ellison is a six-year employee of the Department. Officer Ellison has been on administrative leave since the shooting incident and remains on administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal and internal investigation.
The criminal and internal investigations are ongoing at this time.
MySaline will have live video about 2 p.m. Friday, October 28th of the parents of the deceased.
Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Individuals also may send us an anonymous crime tip about this incident to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the text or go to www.crimereports.com to leave a tip. A crime tip can also be submitted via the official Benton Police Department app found on iTunes and Google Play.
Any suspects listed are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.