Marion officers responded to the emergency shelter for juveniles and later reported a 16-year-old male had been shot and critically wounded by police Tuesday. (MGN Photo)
MARION, Ark. (KATV, Associated Press) —
The mother of a teenager shot to death by police outside a youth shelter in eastern Arkansas says the family had been trying to get help for her son because he was being disruptive.
Vicky Clark’s son, 16-year-old Aries Clark, was fatally shot Tuesday night at an emergency shelter for youth in Marion, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of Memphis, Tennessee. Vicky Clark tells Memphis television station WMC that family members were working on finding therapy options for her son, who was a student at West Memphis High School.
Police have released no details about what led to the fatal shooting or why officers were called to the shelter in the first place.
Marion Police Chief Gary Kelley tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that no