The Arkansas State Police is investigating the use of deadly force involving a Cabot man who had barricaded himself inside his ex-girlfriend’s apartment on Friday night and attacked Cabot Police Department officers.
According to State Police, 31-year-old Caleb Morrison allegedly barricaded himself inside of the bathroom of an apartment in the 300 block of Chapel Ridge Road in Cabot. Local police were dispatched at around 9:50 p.m., and negotiated with Morrison for almost an hour before he left the bathroom brandishing a knife, police say.
Officers used an electronic control device to stop Morrison, but it failed and the suspect began to stab himself, police say. Officers then used a shotgun round less than lethal standards to stop Morrison, who was still holding the knife and lunging at officers, police say. A Cabot police officer fired his pistol to finally stop Morrison, according to police.
Morrison was later apprehended by police officers after he fled the apartment through a window. Morrison was transported to a Little Rock hospital where he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries, police say.
Special agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are conducting an investigation to submit to the Lonoke County prosecuting attorney’s office, who will determine if the use of deadly force was consistent with Arkansas state laws.