Arkansas State Police identify man killed in officer-involved shooting in Stone County

NEAR LESLIE, Ark. -- Arkansas State Police identified a man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Stone County.

Investigators say Samuel Fullerton, 39, of Leslie, died in a shootout with deputy Mike Stephen. The deputy also died outside a home off of Flag Road.

Erika Johnson, 32, suffered a gunshot wound outside the home. Her injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

Deputy Stephen responded to the home Thursday morning between Leslie and Mountain View for a domestic dispute call. As he was talking to Johnson, gunfire then erupted. Both Deputy Stephen and Fullerton died at the scene.

Deputy Stephen was a 20-year law enforcement veteran. He was also a U.S. Army veteran. He also served as the fire chief of the Pineville Fire Service.

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