AFRICANGLOBE – An armed white supremacist got into a shootout with Arkansas police officers on Wednesday, resulting in two of the officers getting shot, and the man being taken into custody alive after a long standoff.
Billy Jones, 34, got into a shootout with Arkansas police officers after they responded to a domestic disturbance call at 7:15 a.m., resulting in Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells and Sebastian County Deputy Bill Cooper getting shot.
After hours of negotiation, Jones eventually surrendered.
Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells is expected to make a full recovery. He was one of two officers shot today. pic.twitter.com/2SPYCyucWF
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Cooper is currently listed in critical condition and underwent a surgery on Wednesday, while Spells was released from a local hospital without any life-threatening injuries.
After officers showed up at Jones’ trailer, he locked himself inside and engaged in an hours-long standoff. Jones is a longtime criminal with a history that dates back to 2007.