Get Our Email Newsletter

Police Identify Shoplifting Suspect Who Died after Being Tased

A use of force investigation is underway after a shoplifting suspect died shortly after he was tased Tuesday evening. Lionel Morris, 39, of Conway died shortly after he was arrested by Conway Police Department officers, state police officials confirmed Wednesday.

Conway officers were called out at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday to the Harps Food Store, located at 1120 East German Lane, regarding a shoplifting incident. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler told the Log Cabin Democrat that the officers “were directed to two individuals who had allegedly removed store merchandise from its packaging in what was believed to be an attempt to steal the merchandise.”

“Morris reportedly fled from police while inside the store and was apprehended by officers who struggled with Morris while attempting to place him in custody,” Sadler said. “During the altercation, police used an electronic control device in an attempt to subdue Morris.” Authorities said the 39-year-old Conway man became unresponsive…

Loss Prevention Magazine updates delivered to your inbox

Get the free daily newsletter read by thousands of loss prevention professionals, security, and retail management from the store level to the c-suite.

What's New

Digital Partners

Become a Digital Partner

Violence in the Workplace

Download this 34-page special report from Loss Prevention Magazine about types and frequency of violent incidents, impacts on employees and customers, effectiveness of tools and training, and much more.


View All | Sponsor a Webinar


View All | Submit a Whitepaper

LP Solutions

View All | Submit Your Content

Loss Prevention Media Logo

Stay up-to-date with our free email newsletter

The trusted newsletter for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management. Get the latest news, best practices, technology updates, management tips, career opportunities and more.

No, thank you.

View our privacy policy.