Van Buren Officer Involved Shooting

William James Beck, 41, of Shirley (Van Buren County) died Sunday evening during a reported exchange of gunfire with Van Buren County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Authorities within the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Department have requested Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division to conduct a use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer investigation.

The deputies were dispatched about 10:40 PM to a disturbance at 205 Hazel Avenue.  They entered the home and were allegedly met with gunfire and returned fire both inside and outside the home.      MORE

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