Ruben Smith III Killed by North Little Rock Police Department

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Category: Police - City
Old Crime Scene Address:
4615 E. Broadway St.
Mapping Police Violence:

Officers inside a police substation heard gunfire. They reportedly encountered Rben Smith, who was armed, in the parking lot of a tobacco store. When officers tried to stop the Smith, he jumped into a bystander’s vehicle that was parked in front of the tobacco store. They continued to try to persuade him to put down the gun, but he refused and then reportedly pointed it at the officers. One officer shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Ruben Smith III

Agency Responsible: North Little Rock Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 35

Race: Black

Date of Death: May 28, 2020

County: Pulaski

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5906

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