GARLAND COUNTY, AR (KTHV) - The Garland County Sheriff's Office has released more information about an officer-involved shooting that happened Sunday.
Although deputies originally reported that the sheriff's department received a domestic disturbance call around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, they are now saying that the call was received at 9:45 p.m.
Officers said neighbors complained that they heard yelling and glass breaking at a home on the 100 block of Stanage Terrace, where 39-year-old suspect Chris Sample and his girlfriend were living. One of the neighbors knocked on Sample's door to ask if everything was ok, but was allegedly greeted by Sample with a long rifle and his finger on the trigger, said deputies. The witness told them that when he asked Sample if everything was ok, Sample replied with a simple "Yes."
Deputy Josh Cannon arrived on scene shortly after the call along with several Arkansas State Troopers for backup. They knocked on the door and ordered Sample and his girlfriend out the house but heard shots going off inside the home.
As all officers dropped to the ground, Sample came out of the house with his firearm and would not drop at the request of deputies. He then allegedly pointed the gun at one of the deputies and officers opened fire, according to Deputy Scott Hinojosa. Sample died at the scene.
Hinojosa said Deputy Cannon has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard policy in this kind of investigation.
No officers were injured in the shooting. At this point, investigators from the sheriff's office and ASP are processing the scene and interviewing everyone involved.
Deputies have no motive for the disturbance or the suspect's actions.