The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Department identified the suspect as Billy Jones of Greenwood. He was described as having negative feelings towards law enforcement. The situation began when law enforcement went to serve a warrant.
Neighbors told 40/29 News they know Billy Jones and his family, and they own a large number of weapons at their home.
The shooting happened near Highway 253, in the area where Boone and Mockingbird Lane are. Law enforcement is asking people to stay away from the area.
Officers are at the property of the suspected shooter, but the shooter is not in custody, Pevehouse said.
The condition of the officers is unknown right now.
Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown is responding with deputies for assistance. The Crawford County SWAT is also responding, as are deputies with the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.
Sebastian County EMS and Fort Smith EMS are on standby on the scene.
Heavy police presence here on Hwy 253 and Boone in Sebastian county as we have an active shooter in the area pic.twitter.com/Y5EKL9MZTm
— Pedro Rivera (@4029Pedro) August 10, 2016