Conway man dies in police shooting
A Conway Police Department officer has been put on paid administrative leave after a man was killed in an officer-involved shooting Monday morning, the Arkansas State Police announced Monday afternoon. Allen Seibert, 78, of Conway was pronounced dead at Conway Regional Hospital at 9:46 a.m., according to a press release. The Conway Police Department and Faulkner County sheriff’s office attempted to execute a search warrant at Seibert’s residence in the 3700 block of U.S. 64 West when the incident occurred. Seibert was said to have answered the door holding a firearm. As the situation unfolded, a Conway officer fired a weapon. Seibert’s body was taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab where cause of death will be determined. According to the press release, the state police case file will be presented to the prosecuting attorney, who will determine whether the use of deadly force by the officer was consistent with Arkansas law. When asked, a state police spokesperson was not able to say whether Seibert was the intended target of the search warrant or what the warrant entailed.