RUSSELLVILLE, AR - Arkansas State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that happened Friday afternoon in Russellville.
Russellville Police say they responded to 412 West I Street about a suicidal person at 3:23pm. According to the police, a man came out of the house with a pistol pointed at them so an officer shot the man, wounding him.
The man, identified as 54-year-old Walter Hirsch, died after being taken to the hospital, according to the State Police.
Police had been to the same home earlier on two occasions Friday, according to a release from the Arkansas State Police. The second call was for a report from a resident that someone had fired a gunshot into a window of the home.
The third call, which led to the officer involved shooting, came from a Crisis Hotline service reporting police assistance may be needed at the residence, according to the release.
The Pope County Coroner is withholding the name of the victim pending notification of next of kin. Russellville Police say none of their officers were hurt.
The officer has been put on paid administrative leave while State Police investigate the incident.