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Suspect in fatal pursuit identified


The Arkansas State Crime Laboratory has identified the fleeing suspect killed as the result of a Sunday night pursuit as Byron Brown, 32.
At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2023, an Arkansas State Police (ASP) Trooper executed a Tactical Vehicle Intervention (TVI) maneuver to stop Brown at the Stanton Road overpass of Interstate 30 East.
The fleeing suspect, driving a 2006 BMW with fictitious tags, died from injuries he sustained in the incident.
Brown was initially driving at excessive speeds westbound on I-30 when he failed to pull over for the Trooper. Brown exited the interstate at Geyer Springs Road and drove through two red lights before getting back on I-30 going eastbound. The vehicle accelerated, exceeding 120 mph, and nearly collided with another motorist.
Brown was the sole occupant of the fleeing vehicle. An FN Five-seven semi-automatic pistol was located in the vehicle.
The incident is under investigation by ASP’s Criminal Investigation Division.