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US News Policeman 'ambushed and executed' in patrol car

13:35  09 december  2019
13:35  09 december  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Image: The officer who was shot dead has been named as Stephen Carr.

Policeman ' ambushed and executed ' in patrol car in Arkansashttp://news.sky.com/story/ policeman - ambushed - and - executed - in - patrol - car -in-arkansas-11881725 …

a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: The officer who was shot dead has been named as Stephen Carr © Other The officer who was shot dead has been named as Stephen Carr A US police officer has been "ambushed and executed" as he sat in his patrol car outside his station in Arkansas.

Officer Stephen Carr was attacked by a gunman in the city of Fayetteville on Saturday evening. He was shot in the head at point-blank range.

Gunshots were heard behind the police building at 9.42pm. When officers went to investigate, there were more gunshots.

The armed suspect confronted officers, who chased him into a nearby alleyway where they shot and killed him.

When they returned to the back of the building, they discovered Officer Carr inside his patrol vehicle.

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Stephen Carr, an Arkansas patrol officer, was “ ambushed and executed ” by a gunman on Saturday night while sitting in his cruiser at a police department parking lot. The Fayetteville Police Department said that the suspect is identified as 35-year-old London Phillips, who was shot and killed by two

A Fayetteville, Arkansas, police officer was shot and killed in the police station's parking lot Saturday night, the department said in a statement. Evidence shows Officer Stephen Carr, a patrol officer who had served the department for more than two years, was " ambushed and executed while sitting in

The 27-year-old had been waiting for his partner in the car park when the shooting happened.

Police chief Mike Reynolds told reporters the gunman's motivation was unknown, but said: "All I know is that this was a cowardly act. I have no information that leads me to believe that he targeted this officer specifically. He was looking for an officer to kill."

Emergency medical personnel responded to the scene, but the officer and suspected gunman died of their injuries.

The suspect has been named as 35-year-old London Phillips, who lived locally.

It is believed that Fayetteville police had a "brief history" with Phillips, as officers had received reports in December 2018 about him impersonating a police officer.

Officer Carr had worked at the Fayetteville police department from April 2017. He is understood to have been assigned as a patrol officer in the city's entertainment district.

He has been hailed a "hero" and his colleagues have said he served with dedication and professionalism.

The FBI and the Washington County Sheriff's Office are investigating.

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