Officer Involved Shooting

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Arkansas State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting Saturday night in Independence County.

Batesville Police Chief, Alan Cockrill says Officers Jordan Akins and Amber Branscum are on administrative leave following the incident.

Authorities say 28-year old Andrew D. Hatley, of Batesville, fled on foot during a traffic stop about 7:15pm Saturday off Highway 167 . Hatley reportedly turned around and pointed a gun at two police officers who were chasing him. Both officers opened fire.

ASP officials say special agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are looking into the shooting incident.

Neither officer was injured.

Cockrill says Hatley is listed in critical condition.

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