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A man accused of firing at Arkansas officers after leading them on a chase was fatally shot early Sunday, according to authorities.
Arkansas State Police allege that Scotty Helton fled from Faulkner County deputies around 1 a.m. after they had tried to make a traffic stop for reckless and erratic driving.
While being pursued by Faulkner County deputies and officers with Conway police, Helton allegedly fired at officers, authorities said.
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Police near Little Rock, Arkansas, fatally shot a suspect who apparently fired shots at them during a chase.
During the chase, state troopers deployed spike strips that deflated the tires in Helton’s vehicle. His car came to a stop in an intersection in Mayflower, located about 23 miles northwest of Little Rock.
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Authorities allege that after his vehicle stopped, Helton pulled out a gun, prompting three state troopers and one Mayflower police officer to fire their weapons.
Helton was hit and died.
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Arkansas State Police will submit the results of its investigation to prosecutors, who will decide whether the use of deadly force by officers was justified.