Sheriff's deputy fatally shoots man in Northwest Arkansas, authorities say

3:30 P.M. UPDATE

Cpl. Brad Robinson was at the Tire Tracks getting a flat tire repaired on his vehicle when a white male pulled a knife out of the backpack he was carrying and started walking toward him, according to a Facebook post by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Robinson drew his weapon, started backing up and gave several commands to stop, but the suspect did not comply and lunged toward him with the knife, according to the sheriff's office.

Robinson fired his weapon and the suspect died at the scene, the post states. Robinson did not have any interaction with the suspect before this incident.


FAYETTEVILLE — A Washington County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a man about 1:55 p.m. Wednesday in south Fayetteville, said Sgt. Craig Stout of the Fayetteville Police Department.

According to a post by the sheriff's office, the deputy involved in the shooting is Cpl. Brad Robinson.

The parking lot in front of the Tire Tracks store at 800 S. School Ave. was marked off with tape and a man’s body was covered with a white sheet at 2:30 p.m.

Deputies, Fayetteville police officers and the Washington County coroner were on the scene.

Officials have not released the identity of the man who was shot or the circumstance surrounding the shooting. They have not released the name of the deputy involved.

Stout said a deputy was getting tires when a man approached him. The deputy felt threatened and shots were fired, Stout said. The deputy was not injured.

An object is on the ground near the body, but Stout could not confirm that it was a weapon.