Monday, June 1, 2009

Wire: US Army Recruiter Killed in Arkansas Shooting

Off the Wire

Off the Wire:

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 -- Newswire services this afternoon reported that one U.S. Army recruiter was killed Monday and a second was wounded in a shooting at a recruiting office, and a suspect was arrested, police said.

The Associated Press reported that Police Lt. Terry Hastings said the recruiter was shot when a man in a black SUV opened fire on the office in west Little Rock at about 10:30 a.m.

The vehicle was stopped on Interstate 630 a short time later and a suspect was taken into custody. Hastings said the suspect pulled over and surrendered without incident.

Police said they found an assault rifle in the vehicle.

AP noted the following details:
Police Lt. Terry Hastings said he did not know whether the recruiting office was specifically targeted or was randomly chosen.

Hastings said shortly after noon that investigators had not yet questioned the suspect and that police were still processing evidence from the crime scene.

As a precaution, police also called in a bomb squad because there were packages in the SUV. Hastings said a robot would open the packages.
Officials did not immediately identify either the victims or the suspect.

This is a developing story.

(Report from newswire sources.)

Source: Military recruiter killed in Ark shooting

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