Little Rock Police Officer Critical After Being Hit By Vehicle

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- A police officer is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle while working an event near downtown Little Rock.

The identity of the male officer has not been released.

A spokesperson for the Little Rock Police Department says the officer was in and out of consciousness when transported to the hospital.

It happened shortly before 1:00 a.m. in the 1100 block of Daisy Bates near Ringo in front of an event center.

According to the dispatch log, there was a "subject stop" call to that location at 12:45 a.m.

Officer Steve Moore says the injured officer was hit by a vehicle ‘going at a fast speed’. 

Investigators say the vehicle sped off after hitting the officer. A description of the vehicle has not been released.

This is a breaking news story. Stay with KARK 4 News on-air and online for updates.

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