Arkansas man who held child at gunpoint shot by trooper

Arkansas News

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — (8/22/19) Arkansas State Police say a man who had barricaded himself inside a home and held a 9-year-old at gunpoint was shot dead by a trooper.

State Police said 49-year-old William Lloyd Jones was shot early Thursday morning after the State Police SWAT team entered the home and rescued the child. They say a trooper fired at Jones after he pointed a gun at troopers.

Authorities say Jones barricaded himself inside a residence in Van Buren County. Local law enforcement had gone to the home Wednesday afternoon responding to a report of aggravated assault, later learning he was wanted on a parole violation.

State Police did not name the trooper, who is on paid administrative leave while the shooting is under investigation.

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