An Arkansas police officer was shot and killed inside his own home Saturday, officials said.
From Fox News:
Forrest City Police Officer Oliver Johnson, Jr. was inside his home just before 2 p.m. in West Memphis, Ark., when an unidentified person unleashed a spray of bullets at his home, FOX13 Memphis reported. Neighbors said there were children inside the home, including Johnson’s daughter.
“They hit the apartment. They hit the car. They hit the whole place up,” one resident who witnessed the shooting told FOX13.
Johnson died after being struck by a bullet. A family member inside the house attempted to perform CPR on the off-duty police officer, WREG reported. Portia Weatherspoon, Johnson’s relative, said she heard about 40 gunshots.
Authorities are still investigating the incident, including identifying the suspects. They believe Johnson was not targeted in the shooting.
“It was an encounter between the suspects and another group outside of the apartment,” West Memphis Police Capt. Joe Baker told WREG. “This hits everyone a little close to home in law enforcement. He was a police officer, some of my officers did, in fact, know him.”
It’s kind of ironic that the liberal left hasn’t jumped on this story, as it would fit their narrative perfectly – a police officer was killed in a spray of bullets that weren’t meant for him, and yet no one has said anything. For what it’s worth, we send thoughts and prayers for this officer and his family.