An Arkansas police officer was shot and killed inside his own home Saturday, officials said. Forrest City Police Officer Oliver Johnson, Jr. was inside his home just before 2 p.m. in West Memphis, Ark., when an unidentified person unleashed a spray of bullets at his home, according to FOX13. Neighbors said there were children inside the home, including Johnson’s daughter.
Johnson died after being struck by a bullet. A family member inside the house attempted to perform CPR. Portia Weatherspoon, Johnson’s relative, said she heard about 40 gunshots. Authorities are still investigating the incident, including identifying the suspects. They believe Johnson was not targeted in the shooting.
Johnson was a father of two daughters. He and his fiancée were planning a birthday party for their youngest daughter.