Calamese allegedly turned and fired shots at the officers during the foot-pursuit, which is when Officer Weatherford was shot.
The bullet lodged near his heart and he died at Uniter Health-Harris Medical Center later that night.
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Reynolds spoke high praise of the fallen officer.'I'm very sorry for what has happened,' she said. He was a great officer and detective.'Reynolds added: 'I've known him personally, he was a great friend. Calamese is being defended by Chris Nebben and Gina Reynolds from the capital conflicts office with the Arkansas Public Defenders.The law enforcement community has gathered their support for the Weatherford family.'Today is a tragic day for law enforcement,' Arkansas State Police Col. 'Every available resource in Arkansas will be working on this case.'On Tuesday, divers took took to Newport lake, inside of Remmy Park, in search of the murder weapon.Jackson County Court Judge Barbara Griffin scheduled Calamese's next hearing date for June 20 in Jackson County Circuit Court.The two public defenders representing the teen declined to speak on his behalf.
This is the second killing of an officer in Arkansas this year, however there hasn't been an officer killed in Newport since 1918, according to Col. Doors to the police department and city hall are adorned with white flowers and a black ribbon.