Officer Involved Shooting

White County Sheriff

Arkansas State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting in White County.

According to authorities, deputies were called out to a home in Mount Vernon Friday afternoon due to a suicidal man.

As deputies tried to talk to the man, they say he pointed a gun at them and that’s when a deputy fired.

ASP has not released the condition of the man or the name of the officer.

The deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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