The Hot Springs Police Department (HSPD) has asked the Criminal Investigation Division of Arkansas State Police (ASP) to investigate a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday, March 11, 2024, in Hot Springs.

An HSPD officer was wounded and suspect Jody Lyn Lewis, 45, of Sherwood died of injuries he sustained in the incident.

At approximately 9:35 p.m., HSPD officers initiated a traffic stop at the Albert Pike Car Wash in the 2000 block of Albert Pike Road. Preliminary witness statements indicate the suspect and police exchanged gunfire after the suspect exited the vehicle brandishing a firearm.

The injured officer was taken to a local hospital, where he is in stable condition. The deceased was transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, where the manner and cause of death will be determined.

An investigative case file will be presented to the prosecuting attorney, who will determine whether the use of deadly force was consistent with Arkansas law.