FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A Fayetteville police officer was murdered Saturday near a police station in Arkansas.

Officials said Officer Stephen Carr was waiting in the police station’s parking lot for his partner when a suspect approached and shot him.

When reports of shots fired came in on Saturday around 9:40 p.m., several officers were inside the department at the time and came out to find Officer Carr down next to a police cruiser. According to Chief Reynolds, officers immediately engaged with Phillips and more shots were fired.

Both Officer Carr and the suspect were pronounced dead on scene.

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According to Houston Police Officers’ Union President Joe Gamladi, Carr was the son of a retired Houston police sergeant. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said he was also the step-son of a current Houston police officer.

Carr began his career with the police department in August of 2017. He was a member of their Bicycle Unit, which patrolled the Entertainment District.

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