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The Washington County Sheriff's Office released the following statement along with the videos and information from the fatal shooting:
"We have hesitated to release the attached video of what transpired that night due to the heinous and shocking nature of this crime, but in an effort to keep the public informed of exactly what happened that night, we are releasing video of the incident along with the results of the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s preliminary findings.
Our concern, first and foremost, is for the family of Officer Carr, so prior to sharing any of this information publicly, it was first shared with them."
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) -- The Washington County Sheriff's Office has released new information about the shooting that killed Fayetteville Police Officer Stephen Carr.
According to the department's Facebook page, around 9:42 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 7) Officer Carr was shot 10 times in the head. Any of the shots would have been deadly, according to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner.
"The way the individual approached it was very calculated. And he did it in a manner where Officer Carr had no idea he was coming in there," said Fayetteville Police Chief Mike Reynolds in a press conference Friday (Dec. 13).
Police say the assailant, London T. Phillips, had one full box of ammunition with 50 rounds and one partial box with 32 rounds.
"It was very clear that he had intentions to wreak havoc and kill others," said Chief Reynolds.
According to the investigation, Phillips fired 16 rounds and had reloaded the weapon with another full magazine containing 17 rounds.
The sheriff's office said searches on Phillips' social media accounts indicate he was interested in anti-law enforcement groups.
The handgun used in the shooting was a 9mm semi-automatic handgun that he legally bought in 2017, according to the investigation.
In the videos posted by the Washington County Sheriff's Office, Phillips is seen walking down a sidewalk in front of Fayetteville City Hall on Mountain Street just before the shooting. The other video shows the back parking lot of the police department and Officer Carr sitting in the driver seat of the police vehicle facing the building with the headlights on.
The video below is from the night of the deadly shooting outside of the Fayetteville Police Department, released by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.