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At least two Forrest City police officers has been confirmed dead from a mass shooting inside a Walmart in Forrest City, Arkansas.

 

Lt. Eric Varner and Detective Eugene Watlington were shot in the process of responding to the complaints that a man was threatening people.

 

When the officers appeared, the man brought out a gun and shot both officers.

 

Watlington was shot many times and was taken to a Memphis hospital where he was then taken into surgery, while Varner went to the hospital in Forrest City and was conscious and talking at the scene. He was treated and released.

 

Suspect dead, 2 officers injured in shooting at Walmart in Forrest city, Arkansas

 

The suspect died at the store on Deaderick Road, and no civilian was wounded in the incident.  . 

 

The suspect was reportedly known to be a police but they refused to release his name at the time of filling this report.

 

A spokesperson for Walmart said they are informed about the incident and working with the police department to help with the investigation. 

 

Walmart in Arkansas will be shutdown until further notice while the investigation continues.

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