Former police officer arrested in west Little Rock gunfire

He’s briefly held over charge in shooting of shoplifting suspect

Posted: January 24, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

At left, Ralph Breshears is shown in a mug shot taken at the Pulaski County jail. The photo at right shows shoplifting and robbery suspect Rudy Avila being taken into an ambulance after being shot in west Little Rock on July 19.

A former Little Rock police officer was arrested Tuesday on a misdemeanor battery charge that stemmed from his role in an officer-involved shooting last summer.

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