Arkansas officer shot and killed during shootout

PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Pine Bluff police held a press conference at 4:30 p.m. to address the officer-involved shooting that occurred in Pine Bluff earlier Monday.

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.

However, 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, Fox16 reported.

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. It was unknown if there was a family relationship between Kevin and Kelsey Collins.


Original report:

PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Two Arkansas police officers have been shot in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.

The shooting occurred at an Econo Lodge off of Blake Street, Fox 16 reported.

According to the report, there have been additional people shot as well. Sources say all of the victims have been taken to the hospital.

Arkansas State Police are investigating. No further details have been released at this time.


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