Lawmen shot and killed an Elaine, Arkansas, resident after his truck struck an Arkansas State Trooper.
Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the incident in Phillips County.
Darryl Vance Parker, 50, was shot by state wildlife officers after Parker used his truck to hit Arkansas State Trooper Jason Martin.
Parker was pronounced dead at the scene.
Martin is recovering at a Memphis hospital and is reported to be in stable condition from non-life threatening injuries.
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officers involved have been placed on paid administrative leave.
About 10:30 p.m. Arkansas Game and Fish wildlife officers along with Martin attempted to stop Parker along Phillips County Road 350 west of Barton. Parker was being stopped on suspicion that he had been night hunting. Parker fled from officers and drove into a wheat field where his truck began to slow as the result of thick mud across the field.
Martin moved-in on foot to approach Parker’s vehicle. Parker moved the truck and struck Trooper Martin who was knocked to the ground, but made his way back to the driver’s door in an attempt to take Parker into custody.