GREEN FOREST, Ark. — Arkansas State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred in Green Forest Saturday morning, leaving one person dead.
A Green Forest police officer arrived at an apartment on South Thorne Avenue after being dispatched at roughly 8 a.m.
34-year-old Maung Tway was asked by a police officer to step out of his bedroom after Tway's three roommates contacted authorities and reported that he was causing a disturbance.
According to reports, Tway was holding a knife upon opening his door. He was ordered to drop the weapon, but continued to approach the officer before police fired a pistol, wounding Tway.
After the incident Tway was transported to a hospital in Berryville where he later died.
An investigative case file will be sent to the Carroll County prosecuting attorney where a decision will be made if the use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer was consistent with Arkansas laws.
Tway's body was transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where it will be examined to confirm cause and manner of death.