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Aug a police officer fatally shot during traffic stop; suspect’s condition is unclear

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An Arkansas police officer, was killed in the line of duty during a traffic stop Tuesday night, according to various reports.

Officer Brent Scrimshire, the Hot Springs Police Department, was transported to a hospital and later died from his injuries.

The suspect was also shot during the exchange of gunfire, but the gunman’s name and medical condition were not immediately known.

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The other departments in the region tweeted their condolences to the family of the fallen officer, as well as the Hot Springs police department.

The Pulaski County Sherriff’s office — located about 50 miles north-northeast of the Hot Springs — and said that it was “a broken heart” and the “loss of a hero tonight.”

Further to the north, the Conway Police Department, says that their thoughts were at the Scrimshire family. She added: “We will stand with you.”

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The investigation has been transferred to the Arkansas State Police.

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