Police Officer Killed By Stray Bullet While In His Home

ARKANSAS (ABC NEWS)-  An Arkansas police officer is dead after a fluke incident in which he was struck by a stray bullet while in his home.


Capt. Joe Baker, of the West Memphis, Arkansas, police said the officer from nearby Forrest City was struck by the bullet at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The officer, identified as Oliver Johnson, was off-duty at the time and not involved in law enforcement activities when he was killed.


An altercation between two groups broke out and shots were fired outside of the officer’s residence, Baker said. Johnson was not the intended target.


Johnson was the father of two young girls, according to Memphis ABC affiliate WATN.


Baker also said a vehicle was involved, but was not able to confirm whether it was a drive-by shooting.


A full investigation is underway.

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