North Little Rock police reported in a news release issued at 2:11 a.m. this morning that a man shot by police in Rose City May 28 had died Monday, June 1.

Police information officer Sgt. Amy Cooper said of the belated release in an e-mail:

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I have attached an updated press release for the May 28th Officer involved shooting at 4615 E. Broadway.

 

I apologize for the delay in providing the additional information.

It has been a busy week for us all.

Ruben Smith III, 35, had been identified earlier as the man shot after a disturbance outside a tobacco store on Broadway, near a police substation. At the time of the shooting, police said he was hospitalized in critical condition.

Multiple officers responded. Smith reportedly jumped in a car owned by someone else — the driver fled — and was shot multiple times after he pointed a gun at officers. He’d reportedly had fired the gun earlier.

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Four officers have been placed on administrative leave as the shooting is investigated. One officer fired the shots.

Here are the releases made by the police.

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