Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police are investigating an incident that left a man dead and a State Trooper injured.
It happened late last night in Phillips County.
50-year-old Darryl Vance Parker of Elaine was shot by state wildlife officers after Parker allegedly used his truck to hit Arkansas State Trooper Jason Martin.
Parker was pronounced dead at the scene.
Trooper Martin is in stable condition at a Memphis hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
About 10:30 p.m. Arkansas Game and Fish wildlife officers along with Trooper Martin attempted to stop Parker along Phillips County Road 350 west of Barton.
Parker was being stopped on suspicion that he had been night hunting.
Officers say he fled and drove into a wheat field where his truck began to slow in thick mud.
Trooper Martin approached Parker's vehicle on foot and was struck and knocked to the ground.
Martin approached again and was knocked down a second time.
Wildlife officers fired their weapons on the cab of the truck, fatally wounding Parker.
Upon completion of the investigation, the State Police will submit the case file to local prosecuting attorneys for review.