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One dead as authorities investigate shootings in Pine Bluff

Arkansas State Police are investigating a shooting involving Pine Bluff police that left one...
Arkansas State Police are investigating a shooting involving Pine Bluff police that left one person dead early Sunday.
Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 1:48 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 17, 2021 at 3:17 PM CDT
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PINE BLUFF, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State Police are investigating a shooting involving Pine Bluff police that left one person dead early Sunday.

According to content partner KARK, Pine Bluff police went to the Sahara Shriners Temple in the 800 block of Main Street around 1 a.m. Sunday.

When officers got there, they saw a large group of people running from the building, KARK said.

“PBPD officials said one person was killed and several others were injured at the scene,” KARK reported. “Department officials noted that an officer did fire their weapon outside of the building.”

Arkansas State Police released a statement around 3 p.m. Sunday about the incident, saying an officer saw a man holding a gun leaving the Sahara Shriners Temple.

ASP said eight people were shot inside the temple location.

“The officer directed gunfire at the unknown man who was later identified as Duane A. Everett, 24, of Eudora. Everett was wounded and transported to a hospital for medical attention, then later released,” ASP said. “State police special agents are attempting to determine why Everett was armed and what he may know about the shootings that occurred prior to the arrival of Pine Bluff police.”

Pine Bluff detectives are investigating the shooting incident, while ASP is investigating the officer’s involvement in the incident, officials said. ASP will prepare a report for the prosecutor’s office to decide if the use of force in the shooting was consistent with state law, officials said.

Pine Bluff police are also investigating a shooting that happened nearly an hour after the Sahara Shriners Temple shooting.

The shooting happened at the intersection of University Drive and Pullen Avenue, police said.

Four people were injured in that incident, with two of the four people in critical condition Sunday morning, KARK reported.

Region 8 News will have more details as they become available.

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