Aloysius Keaton Death | Passed Away | Obituary
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STATE TROOPER IDENTIFIED IN SATURDAY SHOOTING INICIDENT
Sergeant Marcus Daniels, a 13 year veteran of the Arkansas State Police, is identified as the Arkansas State Trooper who shot Aloysius Keaton Saturday evening, only seconds after Keaton stabbed an Arkansas Highway Police Officer while fleeing from police.
The shooting incident occurred outside a gas and convenience store at Roosevelt Road and the I-30 westbound access ramp.
Keaton was wanted in connection with an aggravated robbery (carjacking) that had occurred minutes earlier in southwest Little Rock.
After Keaton stabbed the highway police officer, still brandishing the weapon, he moved toward Sergeant Daniels who fired an electronic control device (TASER) in an attempt to stop Keaton. The ECD was ineffective, leading Sergeant Daniels to order Keaton to stop and drop the weapon. Keaton failed to comply with the order and charged toward the trooper leading Sergeant Daniels to shoot Keaton with a handgun.
Keaton was pronounced dead at a Little Rock hospital.
Sergeant Daniels, a Highway Patrol Division, Troop A post supervisor, remains on paid administrative leave while an investigation into the use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer continues. The investigative case file will be reviewed by the Pulaski County prosecuting attorney who will decide whether the use of deadly force by a law enforcement officer was consistent with Arkansas law.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas State Police said Sunday that a man suspected of stealing a taxi was fatally shot by a trooper after he stabbed another law officer in Little Rock.
Aloysius Keaton, 58, of Little Rock, died died Saturday night at a hospital where he was taken following the shooting, according to a police statement.
The names of the trooper who shot Keaton and the Arkansas Highway Patrol officer who was stabbed were not released.
According to police, Keaton crashed the stolen cab and ran from the vehicle about 7 p.m. Saturday while exiting Interstate 30 onto a city street. Police say he then stabbed the Highway Patrol officer who tried to arrest him.
Keaton fled the scene, but was found nearby by the trooper, according to the police statement.
The man was approaching the trooper with a weapon, according to police, when the trooper first tried to use a stun gun on him. The police statement says that the trooper shot man when the stun gun did not stop him.
State police said the Highway Patrol officer was treated and released from a hospital. The trooper, who is now on paid leave, was uninjured.
25 years ago
May 7, 1994
• Arkansas Baptist College students witnessed a tense standoff late Thursday when the son of the school’s president pointed a pistol at a police officer armed with a shotgun, Little Rock police said. Aloysius Larue Keaton, 32, dropped his .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol only after the officer leveled a shotgun at him and threatened to shoot, police said. The school president, Dr. William Keaton, said his son and co-defendant Curtis Ray Tucker performed maintenance work Thursday night and took it on themselves to disperse some nonstudents they saw loitering and drinking on campus. The two got a pistol and shotgun from a van parked on campus. The elder Keaton said his son apparently had been drinking before police arrived.
SUSPECT DEAD FOLLOWING CARJACKING AND ASSAULT ON HIGHWAY POLICE OFFICER
Aloysius Keaton, 58, of Little Rock died last night at a Little Rock hospital. An Arkansas State Trooper shot Keaton yesterday (Saturday, June 27th), about 7:08 PM, after Keaton stabbed an Arkansas Department of Transportation, Highway Police Officer.
Keaton was wanted in connection with the carjacking of a taxicab on 7620 Baseline Road only minutes prior to being approached by a state trooper and the highway police officer near Roosevelt & I-30 in south Little Rock.
Keaton had abandoned the taxicab after losing control of the vehicle while exiting I-30 onto Roosevelt Road and crashed into another vehicle.
Area law enforcement agencies and officers on patrol had been alerted in a message from Little Rock Police about the carjacking. A state trooper had spotted the stolen taxicab and approached Keaton who fled on foot a short distance where he encountered the highway police officer who attempted to arrest Keaton.
Keaton used a weapon to stab the highway police officer as the state trooper approached the scene. Keaton, still brandishing the weapon, moved toward the state trooper who fired an electronic control device (TASER) in an attempt to stop Keaton. The ECD was ineffective, leading the trooper to order Keaton to stop and drop the weapon. Keaton failed to comply with the order and charged toward the trooper leading the trooper to shoot Keaton with a handgun.
Emergency medical personnel transported both the Highway Police Officer and Keaton from the scene. The officer had sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated, then released. Keaton died at the hospital.
Keaton’s body has been transported to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory where an autopsy will be conducted.
The Arkansas State Trooper remains on paid administrative leave and will be identified once he has had the opportunity to meet with family and seek initial spiritual or professional guidance.
Questions relating to the identity of the Highway Police Officer should be directed to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, Office of Highway Police.
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