Posted by Jessi Turnure
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Arkansas State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred late Sunday night.
The Jonesboro Police Department dispatched one of its officers to Garden Manor Apartments in Jonesboro around 10:30 p.m. to respond to a drug-related complaint.
Jonesboro Police Chief Mike Yates said Sgt. Jon Redman was the officer involved.
JPD said in its incident report that a suspect advised Redman he was going to get his gun and opened the door. The report said the suspect then pointed a cellphone at the officer.
ASP said that's when Redman fired his gun, injuring the suspect's hand. ASP said Redman then performed first aid and called an ambulance. Paramedics transported the suspect to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Region 8 spoke with several neighbors Monday who said there are definitely better parts in Jonesboro and despite the events over the weekend, it is not a dangerous place to live.
ASP says it is still investigating the incident.