State Police investigating Pope County deputy involved shooting

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The Arkansas State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting that surrounds a Pope County Sheriff’s deputy.

On Monday, a Pope County Sheriff’s deputy shot a man Wednesday evening for brandishing a knife, police say. 53-year-old Glenn A. White approached the deputy with a knife, and the deputy opened fire, according to police. White was pronounced dead at the scene.

At 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s department dispatched to 675 Hickey Mountain Loop near London after a call being reported of a suicide individual at the address.

The Pope County Sheriff’s Office has asked the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division to investigate the officer involved shooting. White’s body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where it will undergo an autopsy.

Special Agents of the state police’s criminal investigation division will prepare an investigative file that will be submitted to the Pope County prosecuting attorney’s office, who will decide whether the use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer was consistent with Arkansas state laws.