(PM) – Central EMS confirmed a shooting occurred at around 9:45 P.M. near Fayetteville Square in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The shooting occurred in the parking lot of the Police Department, where an officer and suspect were killed.
According to police, a man opened fire and ‘executed’ a police officer in the parking lot of the Police Department on 100 West Rock street. The department is a block away from Fayetteville Square, where a Christmas light festival, called ‘Lights of the Ozarks’, is taking place.
Police then led a foot chase before shooting and killing the suspect.
Witnesses report that up to 20 shots were heard during the incident.
There is a heavy police presence at the scene.