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Little Rock police officer relieved of duty with pay pending investigation into weekend shooting

Posted on AllSides October 3rd, 2023
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A Little Rock police officer was relieved of duty with pay after shooting a suspect at the conclusion of a vehicle chase early Saturday morning, a Tuesday news release states. Officer Johvoni McLendon, 25, who has worked for the department nearly three years, shot Brenden Johnson, 20, of Alexander around 2:07 a.m. near 8401 Mabelvale Pike after Johnson refused to get out of a pickup truck that officers had stopped at gunpoint, according to police spokesman Mark Edwards. Johnson was in stable condition Tuesday, the release states. Police think that...

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