Sheriff’s office says 2 officers shot in western Arkansas


HACKETT, Ark. (AP) — A sheriff’s office spokesman says two law enforcement officers have been shot while responding to a call in western Arkansas.

Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Philip Pevehouse told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2b6eJqC ) that officers have surrounded a home near Hackett, about 115 miles west of Little Rock. Pevehouse says the shooter is believed to be “holed up” inside.

No details about the officers’ conditions have been released. Sebastian County Judge David Hudson says both were taken to a hospital.

Pevehouse says the shooting happened Wednesday morning as the officers responded to an unspecified call for service. He says a sheriff’s deputy and a Hackett police officer were shot.

Pevehouse couldn’t immediately be reached by The Associated Press. Arkansas State Police is providing assistance but referred calls to local authorities.

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