The driver of a car being chased from Memphis in a suspected abduction was killed by police after running following a traffic stop on Interstate 40 in Arkansas near the bridge to Memphis. Details so far from KAIT.

A 61-year-old man who’d been held in the trunk of the car was unhurt.


UPDATE: A release from the State Police:

The Arkansas State Police is conducting an investigation of an officer involved shooting that occurred earlier today along Interstate 40 in West Memphis at the 283 mile marker near the Arkansas Department of Transportation Weight Station.


The investigation is being led by Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division and will focus on the use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer as defined by Arkansas laws.


Shortly after midnight a police pursuit involving Memphis police officers crossed into Arkansas and ended when an Arkansas State Trooper intervened to stop the vehicle being pursued.  The vehicle was reporteldy being driven by a suspect involved in an earlier robbery and kidnapping.


Memphis Police Department authorities have issued a news release detailing the incident that preceded the pursuit and their officers subsequent contact with a suspect as the pursuit ended.

More details from the Commercial Appeal in Memphis on the episode, which began with a robbery and abduction in midtown Memphis.