FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. -- A deputy arresting a fleeing suspect was briefly dragged by a car, and fearing for his life, fired his gun into the vehicle, according to the Faulkner County Sheriff's Department.
The deputy was not injured, and the gunshot did not injure anyone.
Deputies were dispatched to 283 Hwy 365 after a report of a drug deal in the parking lot of that address.
Around 7:00 p.m. a responding deputy noticed two vehicles matching the description from the report.
The deputy on scene made contact with the drivers of the vehicles and noticed what appeared to be drug paraphernalia sitting in the lap of one of the subjects.
Soon after contact was made, the driver of the vehicle in possession of the apparent drug paraphernalia fled the scene, dragging the deputy with the moving vehicle.
The deputy discharged one round into the vehicle, missing the driver and passenger.
The driver sped away eventually crashing into parked vehicles where he was then taken into custody without further incident.
As is standard, the deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated.
Charges are pending.
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