Pine Bluff, AR – Two Pine Bluff police officers were shot at a motel on North Blake Street on Monday.
The incident occurred at about noon on Oct. 5 in front of the Econo Lodge, KATV reported.
Both officers were airlifted to University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock for treatment.
The Pine Bluff Police Department said that one of the officers was in critical condition, KATV reported.
Police said officers were investigating in the area when the shooting began.
Authorities have taken multiple people have been taken into custody and at least one of those people has been identified as a suspect, according to KATV.
BREAKING: Pine Bluff Police confirm 2 officers have been shot at the Econo Lodge on Blake St. Both have been taken to the hospital, with one in critical condition. Multiple persons of interest are in custody. #ARNews pic.twitter.com/keu2yN1B7m
— Shelby Rose (@KATVShelby) October 5, 2020
#UPDATE: Police confirm that two Pine Bluff officers have been shot.
— Alexis Wainwright (@AWainwrightTV) October 5, 2020
Praying for the safety of these officers in Pine Bluff. Horrible news, especially after we just honored three fallen officers last weekend. https://t.co/1Bi7KboE2k
— Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin (@LtGovTimGriffin) October 5, 2020
BREAKING UPDATE: Two Pine Bluff police officers have been shot. On is in critical condition, both men taken to area hospital. Authorities tell @KATVNews officers were not called out to the area of Martha Mitchell Expy & Blake St., they were in the area investigating. #arnews
— Marine Glisovic KATV (@KATVMarine) October 5, 2020
— KATVDesmond (@KATVDesmond) October 5, 2020
ATF Special Agents are responding with assistance to shooting of two Pine Bluff Police officers. One officer has been taken to hospital. Please direct all media inquiries to .@PBPoliceDept . pic.twitter.com/x7KIkfeSHa
— ATF New Orleans (@ATFNewOrleans) October 5, 2020
The shootings come just one month after Pine Bluff Police Chief Kelvin Sergeant was fired and reinstated by the mayor, according to KATV.
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