Arkansas officer kills 1 after knife attack, 2 others dead

Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 12:33 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 17, 2021 at 11:24 PM CDT
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FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say three people in Arkansas are dead, one of whom was killed by an officer whose neck was slashed after he found a man beating a stabbing victim with a rock.

Fort Smith Police Chief Danny Baker says an officer responding to a disturbance call found Christofer Conner beating his 15-year-old son, who had been stabbed.

When the officer tried to arrest Conner, he sliced the officer’s throat and neck. Baker says the officer fired two shots, killing Conner. The boy later died at a hospital.

Baker says the officer is in stable condition.

Police later discovered the body of a woman who had been fatally stabbed inside a home.

A 5-year-old was found safe.

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