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Suspect injured in shooting involving Texarkana police officer at Zapata's Wednesday night

by Lori Dunn | October 13, 2021 at 9:22 p.m.
Two Arkansas State Police officers and another law enforcement official Wednesday night talk near Zapata’s, where an officer-involved shooting took place. Injuries are not considered life-threatening, an officer on the scene said. (Staff photo by Danielle Dupree)

TEXARKANA, Ark.-- One person has been injured in a officer-involved shooting Wednesday evening at Zapata's Restaurant downtown.

The injury is not considered to be life-threatening, according to officials. The Arkansas State Police are investigating the shooting.

The shooting happened about 7:30 p.m., said Cpl. Kelly Pilgreen, spokesman for the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department.

Pilgreen said an off-duty TAPD officer was inside Zapata's when he allegedly "encountered a subject committing a felony crime." The incident resulted in the officer shooting the suspect.

The Arkansas State Police will take over the investigation, Pilgreen said. No other details were released by TAPD late Wednesday.

Zapata's Restaurant is located at 217 Walnut St.

Texarkana Arkansas Police Department spokesman Cpl. Kelly Pilgreen near Zapata's Wednesday night, where an officer-involved shooting took place. Arkansas State Police will investigate the shooting involving an off-duty TAPD officer. (Staff photo by Danielle Dupree)
Texarkana Arkansas Police Department spokesman Cpl. Kelly Pilgreen near Zapata's Wednesday night, where an officer-involved shooting took place. Arkansas State Police will investigate the shooting involving an off-duty TAPD officer. (Staff photo by Danielle Dupree)

Print Headline: Suspect injured in shooting involving Texarkana police officer at Zapata's Wednesday night

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