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Deon Lamar Williams, 26
Little Rock, Arkansas
July 15, 2013

Agencies: Little Rock Police Department Arkansas

Last updated: 8 months ago

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After pulling over, the suspect - later identified as 26-year-old Deon Williams - reportedly tried to walk away. An officer said he saw a bulge in Williams' waistband and assumed he was trying to hide a weapon so he ordered Williams to walk over toward his police car.

Instead, Williams allegedly ran away. One officer chased him on foot while his partner tried to cut him off with their patrol car. The chase only lasted for about five blocks, ending behind a building at 1110 Adams Street.

When the officer chasing him on foot rounded the corner of the building, he said he saw a gun fall from Williams' waistband. The officer had been carrying a taser but dropped it when he saw the gun and drew his own gun. Williams reportedly picked up the weapon and started looking at the officer, making him think Williams was going to shoot. The officer shot first, firing three times.

The suspect was killed. The officer was not injured.

Sgt. Davis confirmed that they found Williams' handgun at the scene as well as narcotics.

Various witnesses reported hearing anywhere from five to eight shots fired. Because the shooting happened behind a building, there are few witnesses who saw the entire situation.

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