Posted July 27, 2017 1:27 pm by Comments

By Jenn Jacques

According to Marion Police Chief Gary Kelley, two Marion police officers have been placed on paid leave pending an investigation into the officer-involved shooting death of a 16-year-old outside an emergency shelter for youths in Arkansas Tuesday night.

Police confirm they were called to the East Arkansas Youth Services at 104 Cypress Ave. around 7:08 p.m., but have not specified why they were called to the shelter.

According to their website, thenon-profit shelter “provides positive alternatives to institutionalization” for at-risk children.

The director of the facility did confirm that the victim, identified as Aries Clark, had received services previously, but was not a current resident.

Via Facebook, a county judge stated Clark was “believed to have been a resident that left the center a couple days ago and returned [Tuesday] night.”

Arkansas Online reports:

Two sources said Clark was a resident of the facility and left without permission earlier this week. He returned to the center Tuesday evening and tried to get back inside but a door was locked.

In an annual report of East Arkansas Youth Services’ fiscal 2015-16, released in February, the center saw 44 “serious incidents” during the period, a 5 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. “Serious incidents” included …Read the Rest

Source:: Bearing Arms

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