HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — Police have captured the suspect accused of fatally shooting an Arkansas officer during a car stop late Thursday, officials confirmed.
Officers and agents from the U.S. Marshals Service, Arkansas State Police and other law enforcement personnel captured Latarius Howard, who also goes by the name “L.T. Truitt,” and a second person in Mississippi, Arkansas State Police confirmed to local news outlet WREG on Friday morning.
A state police spokesperson confirmed the information to Fox News on Friday morning and said additional details would be provided.
Helena-West Helena officers stopped an SUV on Thursday night when Howard, 29, got out and opened fire, striking one officer who later died at a hospital, according to Police Chief James Smith.
The officer’s name was not immediately released.
Smith said a second officer at the scene was not injured as Howard fled in the vehicle from the city about 100 miles east of Little Rock.
It was not clear whether the officers returned fire.
UPDATE: The murdered Arkansas police officer has been identified as Travis Wallace. He was described as a five-year veteran of the department.
RIP Officer Travis Wallace https://t.co/fOLn49iJHD
— National Police Association (@NatPoliceAssoc) November 13, 2020