Matthew Abrams Killed by Arkansas Department of Corrections

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At 6:45 p.m., a deputy on patrol in Pine Bluff saw a person he believed to be a suspect wanted in connection with recent crime. Matthew Abrams and another person got into a car and began to drive away with the deputy following. A vehicle pursuit began when Abrams refused to stop for the deputy and turned onto railroad tracks. A short distance later, the passenger fled on foot and was caught by another officer. Abrams reportedly got out of the vehicle and pointed a gun at the deputy who reportedly shot Abrams who fled on foot into a nearby wooded area. Multiple agencies sought Abrams, and Department of Corrections officers found Abrams in an area of dense brush. Abrams is reported to have pointed a gun at the officers, who ordered him to drop the gun. Abrams failed to comply with the orders and was shot and killed by the corrections officers.

Victim's Name: Matthew Abrams

Agency Responsible: Arkansas Department of Corrections

Gender: Male

Age: 40

Race: Unknown race

Date of Death: October 11, 2019

County: Jefferson

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: attack

Fleeing: Foot

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5097

Geography: Suburban

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