‘Very Dangerous’ Suspect Captured in Manhunt After Police Officer Killed in Line of Duty

‘Very Dangerous’ Suspect Captured in Manhunt After Police Officer Killed in Line of Duty


A suspect accused of killing an Arkansas police officer was taken into custody in Mississippi on Friday morning following an extensive manhunt.

Latarius Howard, who also goes by L.T. Truitt, 29, and suspected accomplice Bruce Hillie were apprehended Friday morning in a joint operation involving Arkansas State Police, the United States Marshals Service and additional federal agencies, according to WREG-TV.

Police Chief James Patrick Smith of the Helena-West Helena Police Department confirmed Howard and Hillie’s capture to WREG.

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Howard allegedly shot and killed Travis Wallace, 41, a veteran of the Helena-West Helena Police Department, according to Arkansas Democrat Gazette.

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Howard was in the custody of the Marshals Service, WMC-TV confirmed Friday.

The WREG report indicated Howard will now face “capital murder and is awaiting extradition” and that “Hillie was accused of hindering apprehension.”

WMC reported Thursday that the officer was shot at a motel after attempting to apprehend

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