After chase, officer’s bullets strike 2.
LR police say parole absconder, his son hospitalized with head wounds
By Jacob Quinn Sanders



Little Rock police gather evidence Wednesday morning at LaMarche Drive’s dead end after an officer shot two of the four occupants of a car that police say had been driven at an officer.

Little Rock police officer Arthur McDaniel shot and critically wounded two men before dawn Wednesday after chasing their silver Mercury Marquis through far west Little Rock until trapping them on a dead-end street.

When the driver backed the car toward McDaniel and slammed into his patrol car, the officer fired several times, police said.

Four people were in the car. Little Rock police spokesman Lt. Terry Hastings said McDaniel’s shots hit the 55-year-old driver, Millis Eldon Farnam, and his 29-year-old son, Jason Allen Farnam, in the head. Both were in critical condition at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock late Wednesday afternoon. A woman, Crystal Stanford, 21, received a minor leg injury.


After chase, officer?s bullets strike 2