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Samuel Morris, 27
Fort Smith, Arkansas
October 13, 2018

Agencies: Fort Smith Police Department Arkansas

Last updated: about 1 year ago

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27-year-old Samuel Morris is dead after an officer-involved shooting Saturday (Oct. 13).

Fort Smith Police were dispatched to 5221 Johnson Street for a domestic disturbance involving weapons.

When officers arrived on scene they found Morris threatening someone at knife point, but the victim was able to break free from Morris, according to police.

Aric Mitchell, Public Information Officer for the Fort Smith Police Department, said officers repeatedly asked Morris to drop the knife, but he refused.

Mitchell said an officer then shot Morris, who was later transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

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Sebastian County Prosecutor Daniel Shue announced his decision in a letter Friday, March 15, 2019 that Fort Smith Police were justified in the shooting of Morris.

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