Fayetteville police officer fatally shot, suspect dead
FBI asked to investigate
FAYETTVILLE, Ark. — The Fayettville Police Department reports that on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at approximately 9:42 p.m., gun shots were heard behind its department.
Officers inside the police department immediately responded and heard additional gunshots.
Officers found an armed suspect directly behind the police department, later identified as 35-year-old London T. Phillips of Fayetteville.
Police say Phillips had a confrontation with officers.
Two officers, Corporal Seay Floyd, a 7-year veteran of the Fayetteville Police Department and Officer Natalie Eucce, a 2 1/2-year veteran of the Fayetteville Police Department, shot Pillips as a result.
Following the shooting, officers found Officer Stephen Carr shot inside his patrol vehicle while parked at the police department. Police say evidence shows that Officer Carr was ambushed and executed while sitting in his patrol vehicle.
At approximately 9:45 p.m., Fayetteville Fire Department and Central EMS arrived on scene and began life saving efforts for both Carr and Phillips.
Both died at the scene.
Floyd and Eucce have been placed on paid administrative leave, in compliance with city and police department policy, until the Chief of Police is able to review the findings of the investigation.
The Fayetteville Police Department has requested that the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) conduct an independent investigation.
Officer Stephen Carr was hired at the Fayetteville Police Department in April of 2017.
Carr was assigned as a patrol officer, currently working in the Dickson street entertainment district.
Colleagues say he served the community “with dedication and professionalism for the past 2 ½ years, he is a HERO.”
Further, in a press release, the Fayetville Police Department said: “We would like to thank our community for their outpouring of support, along with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners for their quick response and assistance. Our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Carr’s family during this tragic time.”
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