KARK reports that the North Little Rock Police Department has released the names of officers at the scene when a 17-year-old teen was fatally shot after he pulled a gun and fired it when being taken into custody after a traffic stop.

They are Officers Cody Stroud and Samantha Thompson, who joined the force in July 201, and John Blankenship, hired in August 2013. They remain on administrative leave as the circumstances are reviewed.


Charles Smith Jr., 17, died at the scene of a traffic stop last week at Camp Robinson Road and 52nd Street.