Helena-West Helena, Ark. – A Helena-West Helena Police officer was fatally shot on Thursday night while attempting to take a suspect into custody for a prior shooting charge at the Delta Inn Motel in West Helena, Ark.
The officer has been identified as 41-year-old Travis Wallace, who had been on the Department for 5 years. Wallace is survived by a 10-year-old son.
Police say that Officer Wallace had stopped an SUV and the suspect exited the vehicle firing a weapon. Wallace was able to return fire, but was fatally shot.
Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Latarius Howard, who fled the scene initially. Howard was arrested several hours later. An [...]