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Fallen Arkansas police officer to be laid to rest

Posted at 11:07 AM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 15:32:45-05

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Fayetteville Arkansas police officer ambushed in his car will be laid to rest today.

The funeral for Officer Stephen Carr is at 1 p.m. at Bud Walton Arena, on the University of Arkansas Campus.

On Saturday, Officer Carr, a patrol officer who had served the department for more than two years, was "ambushed and executed while sitting in his patrol vehicle," the Fayetteville Police Department said.

London T. Phillips was found armed in the parking lot by two officers that heard gunshots behind the station around 9:42 p.m. local time, according to police.

Police say a confrontation ensured and the officers fired at Phillips, who was injured.

The officers gave medical attention to the wounded men, and paramedics were called, both Carr and the suspect died at the scene.

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The Bud Walton Arena is located at 1270 Leroy Pond Drive in Fayetteville, Ark.

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