ASP Investigating Officer Involved Shooting In Phillips County

The Arkansas State Police is investigating the death of three individuals after a double homicide and an officer involved shooting in Phillips County.

Tuesday afternoon officers with the Helena-West Helena Police Department responded to the residence of 202 Washington Street in response to a report of a shooting at that location. As officers approached the residence, they located two female victims in the front yard. Christine Fulmer, 40, and Deanna Thomas Banks, 28, both of Helena-West Helena were deceased upon the officers arrival.

As officers approached the front door of the residence, Raymond Lewis Williams, JR, 37, came out of the front door brandishing a rifle. When officers took cover, Williams fled back into the home, where he barricaded himself. At that time, Helena-West Helena Police requested the assistance of the Arkansas State Police SWAT Team.      MORE

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