Fleeing suspect injured during apprehension


The Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Arkansas State Police (ASP) is investigating a shooting involving an off-duty ASP Trooper that occurred at 10:50 a.m. on April 19, 2024. The Trooper, who had been at a training event held by the Pine Bluff Police Department (PBPD), was assisting officers attempting to apprehend a suspect with active warrants in a homicide investigation.

The Trooper accompanied PBPD officers responding to a call for assistance as suspect Derrick D. Stidum,19, of Pine Bluff, fled from officers in a stolen vehicle. Stidum lost control of the vehicle near the intersection of East 11th Avenue and Ohio Street. The Trooper and other officers gave chase when Stidum and a passenger fled on foot.

Officers made contact with Stidum as he was running through the backyard of residences on Nebraska Street. Stidum was shot as he resisted being taken into custody.

Stidum was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Jefferson Regional Medical Center before being taken into custody and charged with Theft by Receiving and Fleeing. He is being held at the Jefferson County Detention Center, with Capital Murder charges pending.

The Trooper was placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is investigated.