1 Arkansas police officer dead, 1 officer injured in shooting


PINE BLUFF, Ark. (NewsNation Now) – Police in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, said one of the two officers shot Monday afternoon has died.

According to a spokesperson with the Pine Bluff Police Department, the shooting happened at an Econo Lodge off of Blake Street, NewsNation affiliate KARK-TV reports.

During a press conference on Monday afternoon, Pine Bluff police said three officers responded to a call around 12:05 p.m. in Pine Bluff early this afternoon, when a shootout occurred.

Two officers were shot during the shootout. One officer Raff Issac a 20-year Veteran of the Pine Bluff police department is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Another officer Kevin Collins, a 5 year veteran of the PBPD was shot and pronounced dead at 2:10 p.m. from injuries sustained during the shootout.

Kevin Collins courtesy of New Life Church

Kelsey Collins the third officer-involved was a two 2 year veteran of the PBPD was not injured in the shootout.

Arkansas State Police, ATF and other agencies are still investigating. No other details about the shooting have been released.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

NewsNationNow affiliate KARK contributed to this report.

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