OCTOBER 5, 2020
A Pine Bluff Police Detective is dead and another wounded following an exchange of gunfire that occurred today in Pine Bluff at 210 North Blake Street.
Detective Kevin Collins, 35, a five year veteran of the department, was pronounced deceased at Jefferson Regional Medical Center shortly after 2 PM.
Lieutenant (Detective) Ralph Isaac, 42, a twenty-year veteran of the department, sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
The police officers were met with gunfire as they arrived at the Econo Lodge Motel about 12:05 PM. The officers were at the location in connection with an on-going local criminal investigation. A third detective, Kelsey Collins, 28, a two-year department veteran, did not sustain any injury.
Two individuals believed to be involved in the shooting were wounded. Both were treated for non-life threatening wounds at a local hospital and later released for questioning by state police.
The homicide investigation will be led by Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division. The FBI has been requested to assist in the investigation. An investigative file will be submitted to the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney for the consideration of criminal charges.