JULY 27, 2021
An 18 year-old wanted for battery (first degree) and aggravated robbery by police remains hospitalized after he fled from North Little Rock police officers last night, then brandished a gun at officers leading one officer to shoot the suspect.
Anthony Brown, of North Little Rock, is in stable condition at a Little Rock hospital. No police officers were injured.
The incident occurred about 6:35 PM (*Monday, July 26th) when North Little Rock police officers stopped a vehicle near Main Street and Pershing Avenue. Brown, who was a passenger in the car stopped by police, exited the vehicle and fled on foot.
Officers pursued Brown to the front of Tropical Smoothie Café at 2600 Pershing Avenue where Brown displayed the gun.
At the request of authorities within the North Little Rock Police Department, Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division were contacted and asked to conduct an investigation of the shooting incident.
State police special agents are continuing their work today and will compile an investigative case file to be submitted to the 6th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney’s Office where a decision will be made based on the findings of the investigation whether the use of deadly force by a police officer was consistent with Arkansas laws.
Questions relating to the identity of the officer who shot Brown or the administrative status of the officer should be directed to the North Little Rock Police Department Public Information Officer.