The Latest: Officer in fatal shooting has turned in gun
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal officer-involved shooting in Little Rock (all times local):
Little Rock police say an officer who fatally shot the driver of a vehicle that was accelerating toward him has been relieved of duty.
Police spokesman Lt. Michael Ford said Friday that Officer Charles Starks isn’t working while he is being investigated for killing 30- year-old Bradley Blackshire. A spokeswoman for the mayor says Starks is being paid but has surrendered his badge and gun.
Video released by police shows that Starks fired at least 15 times into the windshield of Blackshire’s car after he tried to drive away on Feb. 22.
Starks, who is white, was responding to a call asking for officers after Blackshire’s car was alerted to police as being stolen. Blackshire, who was black, died at the scene.
6:30 p.m. Thursday
The Little Rock Police Department has released footage from a deadly officer-involved shooting which shows the officer on the hood of a car firing at least 15 times into the windshield.
Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott said Thursday the department compiled dashcam footage, video from nearby security cameras and radio traffic from the Feb. 22 incident.
In the nearly 25 minute-long video, various angles show Officer Charles Starks on the car’s hood shooting at 30-year-old Bradley Blackshire through the windshield as Blackshire continues to drive.
Police say Starks was responding to a call after a detective confirmed the car Blackshire was driving was stolen.
Interim Police Chief Wayne Bewley says Blackshire died at the scene. Starks sustained an unspecified injury to his right leg.