UPDATE: Officer involved in fatal shooting charged with manslaughter

UPDATE: Officer involved in fatal shooting charged with manslaughter
Calvin Salyers, 33, of Alexander, an officer of the Alexander Police Department, surrendered to Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division. (Source: Saline Co. Sheriff's Office)

ALEXANDER, Ark. (KAIT) - A police officer involved in a fatal shooting last month now faces a manslaughter charge.

Calvin Salyers, 33, of Alexander surrendered to special agents of ASP’s Criminal Investigation Divison Wednesday, July 8, according to a news release from the state police. He was formally served with an arrest warrant for manslaughter, a Class C felony.

He’s charged in connection with a shooting on June 3 at a home on Evergreen in Alexander.

According to an earlier news release from the ASP, Saline County deputies found Alexander police officer Scott Hutton, 36, of Bryant outside the house wounded with a gunshot.

Hutton was taken to a Little Rock hospital, where he later died.

“Two people who were at the residence at the time of the shooting have been questioned by state police special agents assigned to the department’s Criminal Investigation Division. One of the individuals is an Alexander police officer,” the media release noted. “Hutton’s body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where the manner and cause of death will be determined.”

ASP submitted the case file to the prosecuting attorney who decided to criminally charge Salyers.

Following his surrender to ASP, he was booked into the Saline County Jail and later released on a $15,000 bond.

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