Fort Smith Officer Involved Shooting Injures One

FORT SMITH, Ark. -- An officer-involved shooting in Fort Smith January 3 left one man injured, according to the Fort Smith Police Department. 

The shooting took place at the corner of North 12th Street and Grand Avenue, according to Cpl. Anthony Rice of the Fort Smith Police Department.  

Officers were initially contacted about the sighting of a man, 19-year-old Matthew Pittman, who is wanted on multiple felony warrants.  He was seen at a convenience store, where officers were called in regards to the sighting. 

Rice said that when Pittman was confronted by officers, he rammed his vehicle into several patrol units before officers opened fire. 

According to Fort Smith Police, Pittman has been taken to a local hospital. 


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