UPDATE: SUSPECT ARMED? Little Rock Police kill possible unarmed suspect, crowd starts yelling “Trayvon Martin”…

There’s much we don’t know about this story, but if the suspect is black and indeed unarmed, then the race-baiters will be all over this in the name of Trayvon Martin:

THV 11 – Little Rock police say a suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting at 12th Street and Jefferson Street.

Sgt. Cassandra Davis with Little Rock police say they were trying to stop a stolen black SUV when the suspect got out and ran.

Davis says there was some kind of altercation between the suspect and officers, and police say they thought the suspect had a weapon and at least one officer fired, killing the suspect.

Davis says she doesn’t know if the suspect was in fact armed, who he is, or how many officer fired.

THV 11 News’ photojournalist is on the scene says people are starting to gather, yelling things like “Trayvon Martin” and spitting on people.

Stay with THV 11 News for more on this developing story.

UPDATE: THV 11 updated their story with this line:

A person who said he was an eye-witness to the shooting said the person killed is a black teenager, but police have not confirmed the age or race of the suspect.



UPDATE: Here’s the latest from THV 11:

A crowd of 100-200 people have gathered at the scene of a suspect being shot and killed by a Little Rock police officer Monday morning. The shooting happened before noon at 12th Street and Jefferson Street, according to Little Rock police.

Sgt. Cassandra Davis said officers were trying to stop a stolen black SUV when the suspect got out of the vehicle and ran.

Davis said there was some sort of altercation between the suspect and officers, and police say they thought the suspect had a weapon. Chief Stuart Thomas said one officer fired two or three rounds, killing the suspect. There were rumors from the scene that the person killed was a black teenager, however police said the man killed was in his 30s.

Shortly after the shooting happened, the crowd was said to be yelling phrases such as “Trayvon Martin” and spitting on people. As of 1 p.m., THV’s Dustin Wilson, who is at the scene, said the group continues to grow and is yelling at the officers. Some are calling the officers ‘cowards’ while others are asking why they didn’t use a taser on the man.

UPDATE: Here’s the latest. Looks like suspect was armed assuming the weapon recovered wasn’t arbitrarily laying near the suspect. I say that given the cryptic way they report it:

Sgt. Cassandra Davis said officers were trying to stop a stolen SUV when the suspect got out of the vehicle and ran. A short foot pursuit took place until officers and the suspect made contact in the backyard of 1110 Adams St., according to Davis. She said there was some sort of altercation, leading police to think the suspect had a weapon. Chief Stuart Thomas said one officer fired two or three rounds, killing the suspect. There were rumors from the scene that the person killed was a black teenager, however Thomas said the man killed was in his 20s or 30s.

Davis said a weapon, which did not belong to officers, was recovered at the scene. The officer was not injured and is placed on administrative leave during the investigation.

Shortly after the shooting happened, a crowd gathered and was said to be yelling phrases such as “Trayvon Martin,” “He was running away,” and spitting on people. Some people at the scene were calling for justice for Bobby Moore, who was shot and killed in 2012 by a Little Rock police officer.

THV’s Dustin Wilson, who spent the afternoon at the scene, said the group grew to at least 100 people, some of which were yelling at the officers. Some called the officers ‘cowards’ while others are asked why they didn’t use a taser on the man.

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