Corrections officer shot, killed in Arkansas jail

PERRYVILLE, Ark. — A corrections officer is dead after gunfire erupted in an Arkansas jail, authorities said early Thursday.

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According to KARK and KYTV, the incident occurred late Wednesday at the Perry County Jail in Perryville. The suspect, identified only as a 37-year-old man, was being booked at the time of the shooting, officials said.

Arkansas State Police are investigating after being contacted by the Perry County Sheriff’s Office, KARK reported.

No further details, including the name of the slain officer, were immediately available.

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