Man arrested on suspicion of shooting firefighter

Jan 22, 2016 8:19 PM by News Staff

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say they've arrested a homeowner on suspicion of manslaughter after a firefighter was shot to death while responding to a medical emergency call at a rural home near Little Rock.

Pulaski County police said they arrested 47-year-old Mark Pruitt Friday evening after holding him for questioning for several hours.

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office Capt. Carl Minden says 29-year-old Ronald Jason Adams of the East Pulaski Volunteer Fire Department was responding to a call of a person having a seizure at about 5 a.m. Friday when he was shot. Adams later died at a North Little Rock hospital.

Minden says Adams also worked as a full-time firefighter with the nearby Sherwood Fire Department.

Sheriff's officers say Adams lived nearby and was the first responder at the home.

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