LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- An officer involved shooting leaves one man dead in Little Rock. It happened at a home on Gillette Drive Friday afternoon.
Police say they were called to the home for possible assault. When they arrived 29-year old Tabitha Risley told officers that she and her boyfriend had been arguing all day and that he hit her in the head.
Officers determined it was a domestic violence situation. After making contact with Risley's boyfriend, 43-year old Keith Donald O'Fallon then exited the house with a weapon.
That's when officers shot O'Fallon and he died once arriving at the hospital. According to Little Rock Police the officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave. Police say their investigation into the shooting will continue. Officers say that O'Fallon and Risley were the only people home at the time of the shooting.
"Right now we are still investigating as far as what the disturbance was about," says Sgt. Cassandra Davis with Little Rock police.
Just after 4:30 Friday afternoon, Little Rock police received a call from a worried neighbor on Gillette Drive.
"When our officers arrived, they did make contact with a white female who advised officers that she was involved in a disturbance and that there was a white male inside the residence," says Sgt. Davis.
Police say officers contacted the man inside and after unknown events, they fired at least once at the man.
"Our officers made contact with him. As a result of this incident, that individual was shot by one or both of our officers. He was transported to Baptist hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries," says Sgt. Davis.
What caused the officers to fire their weapons is still under investigation, along with what caused the disturbance.
"As far as a history between these two individuals, we don't know their relationship. We do know they lived there together. We believe that they are boyfriend and girlfriend, but we don't know that for sure. That is all under investigation," says Sgt. Davis.
THV spoke with a next door neighbor who told us two couples moved into the home sometime last fall but they were not acquainted with them, and this was the first time they had seen the police there. They also told us they were in their backyard by their pool when they heard three gunshots ring out, something they say they've never heard the thirty years they've lived there.
Police are not releasing the man's identity at this point, because they're in the process of notifying next of kin. The officers involved will be placed on paid leave pending an investigation of the shooting.