2 West Memphis Officers killed

HILO

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May 20, 2010
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Grand Prairie Texas
2 police fatally shot in West Memphis, Arkansas


By Tom Watkins, CNN


May 20, 2010 3:03 p.m. EDT


(CNN) -- Two police officers were fatally shot and another two were wounded Thursday in two separate shootings allegedly by the same suspects in West Memphis, Arkansas, police said.


The suspects, who were using an assault weapon, were themselves fatally shot.


The incident began around 11:40 a.m. (12:40 p.m. ET), when police made a traffic stop on a white minivan traveling eastbound on I-40 at Airport Road, said Inspector Bert Shelton, who is assigned to city hall for the West Memphis Police Department.


The occupant or occupants of the van shot two police officers and sped off, he said. One of the victims died at the scene; the other was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died, Shelton said. One of the two fatalities was the son of the city's chief of police, he added.


A short time later and about a mile away, in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart, two deputies searching for the suspects came across a white minivan and were shot and wounded as they approached the vehicle, Shelton said.


"The suspects were using an assault rifle," he said.


The suspects themselves were then fatally shot by other responding officers, he said.


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Two West Memphis Police officers and two suspects are dead, and the Crittenden County Sheriff was wounded following a traffic stop about noon on Interstate 40 in West Memphis.


West Memphis officers Brandon Paudert, son of West Memphis Police Chief Bob Paudert, and Bill Evans were shot and killed after stopping a white 1994 Plymouth Voyager van with an Ohio license plate.


The van later was cornered in a Walmart parking lot in West Memphis where a shootout occurred. Crittenden County sheriff d**k Busby was shot, as was his chief of patrol, W.A. Wren. As of 2 p.m., both were being rushed into surgery after being airlifted to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.


A third suspect is en route to the hospital.


Brandon Paudert was assigned to the drug interdiction unit.


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Ben E.

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May 21, 2010
2,417
Iowa, USA
Good thing someone was killed in return! Poetic justice. Rest in Peace, brothers... :(
 

TCO

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May 21, 2010
808
Malvern,Pa
Thoughts and Prayers to the Families and Fellow Officers.
 

HILO

Member
May 20, 2010
2,781
Grand Prairie Texas
ISU_Cyclone said:
How did the van get the t-bone damage to it?

Word is a Game Warden rammed the van as it entered the parking lot.
 

Ben E.

Member
May 21, 2010
2,417
Iowa, USA
I watched the video finally. The way that the officers just drag out that worthless no-good piece of shit from the van, looks like they're dragging out a bag of trash, which I got a little smile about when I saw it. It's like they were just hauling a dead deer carcass or something. Good riddance, scumbag. I wish they'd just toss you in a hole somewhere.
 

SSgt Elmer

Member
May 21, 2010
177
NE WI, USA
LarryC said:
A game warden rammed the van with his truck after the Sheriff and Chief Deputy were shot and pinned down. The game warden probably saved their life.

Fine work brother.


Prayers to the families involved and for our fallen brothers.


Good riddance to the scumbags involved.
 

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