Fort Smith police find ‘evidence of a very violent attack’ in a house
One Arkansas The man was fatally shot by the police after that to beat hit her 15-year-old son with a rock in the face and then slit the neck of a responding officer with a weapon, authority said.
Fort Smith Police Chief Danny Baker said, “Fort Smith is a wonderful community, and when such an unimaginable tragedy happens we are all scared, angry, disappointed, sometimes disheartened.” brutal attack on sunday.
Violence broke out at Fort Smith around 6:20 a.m. and killed three people, including a 15-year-old.
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Baker said the officer responding to the 911 call found Christopher Conner hitting a 15-year-old boy with a stone in the face and head. Police at Fort Smith later determined that the boy was Conner’s son.
Baker said when the officer tried to restrain 40-year-old Conner, the suspect pulled out a sharp weapon and slit the officer’s throat and neck. The officer responded by firing his gun twice, killing Conner.
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Baker said the soldier was taken to emergency surgery and was stable on Sunday afternoon. His name was not immediately released.
The 15-year-old boy was declared brought dead at a local hospital. According to Baker, he had sustained multiple stab wounds and other injuries.
Baker said other officers at the scene went inside a house and discovered “evidence of an extremely violent attack.” They found the body of 42-year-old Julia Marie Moore inside the residence. Authorities believe he was mortally stabbed.
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A 5-year-old child was also found safe in the house. The child was later placed with other family members, Baker said.
Police did not immediately disclose the relationship between Moore and Conner, nor did they identify the parents of the 5-year-old.
The Police Department asked the Arkansas State Police to lead the investigation because it involved shooting an officer.