Police received a call around 9:15 a.m. of a person walking down a highway in Atkins, armed with a handgun, reportedly exhibiting aggressive behavior and pointing the gun at passing drivers. When an Atkins police officer made contact with the man, he immediately began firing at the officer. After the gunfire, Anthony Langley ran into a wooded area east of the highway, and police began searching for him. When officers encountered Langley again, he allegedly fired at officers, who shot and killed him.
Victim's Name: Anthony Langley Jr.
Agency Responsible: Atkins Police Department, Arkansas State Police
Date of Death: January 21, 2020
Cause of Death: Gunshot
Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges
Criminal Charges: No known charges
Mental Illness: No
Armed: Allegedly Armed
Threat Level: attack
Body Camera: No
Washington Post Database ID: 5383