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Officer, suspect die, trooper wounded in Arkansas shootings

(AP) — State police say an Arkansas police officer was shot and killed, and the suspect later died in a shootout with a SWAT team that left a state trooper wounded. 

Police say Jacob Cole Barnes fatally shot 45-year-old Stuttgart police Sgt. Donald Scoby during a foot chase late Wednesday after a failed traffic stop and car chase. 

Police have not said why officers tried to stop Barnes’ vehicle. 

The 31-year-old Barnes later forced his way inside a home near Stuttgart, about 45 miles southeast of Little Rock. 

A standoff ensued. 

The police statement says Barnes opened fire on the SWAT team, wounding one trooper, before being fatally shot.

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