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The 11-year-old boy dies after ‘being shot by his father who took him hostage and was deadlocked with police’

The 11-year-old Arkansas boy dies after ‘being shot by his father, who took him hostage and was killed in an impasse with the SWAT team.’

  • Jordan Roberts, 11, of Little Rock, Arkansas, died after being shot by his father, who held him hostage before being killed in a deadlock with police in Little Rock
  • Police came to a house on Karon Court at 6:00 PM. after the child’s mother, Maranda Alford, appeared at a police station to report that he had been taken hostage
  • Jordan died in a hospital where he was taken after being found by the police and injured
  • Police say the boy was shot by his father, Brent Martin, 32, who was killed in a deadlock with a SWAT team responding to the hostage situation

An 11-year-old boy died after being shot by his father, who held him hostage before being killed in an impasse with a SWAT team in Little Rock, Arkansas, authorities said.

Jordan Roberts died in a hospital where he was taken after being found by police who suffered gun injuries in a bedroom where he was being held by his father, Brent Martin, 32, Friday night, according to police.

Agents arrived on site at a home on Karon Court at around 6:00 PM. after the child’s mother, Maranda Alford, appeared at a police station to report that he had been taken hostage.

Jordan Roberts, 11, died after being found with gun injuries in a bedroom in Little Rock, Arkansas Friday, where police say he was held hostage by his father, Brent Martin, 32. Jordan is pictured with his mother Maranda Alford in a Facebook message

Agents arrived at the scene (photo) at a home on Karon Court at around 6 p.m. after the child’s mother, Maranda Alford, appeared at a police station to report that he had been taken hostage

Police say Jordan died in a hospital where he was taken after being found by police who were injured by shotguns in a bedroom where he was being held by his father, Brent Martin, 32, who was killed in an impasse involving the law enforcement. Police say the father shot the boy (both are shown)

Police say Jordan died in a hospital where he was taken after being found by police who were injured by shotguns in a bedroom where he was being held by his father, Brent Martin, 32, who was killed in an impasse involving the law enforcement. Police say the father shot the boy (both are shown)

Police say Jordan died in a hospital where he was taken after being found by police who were injured by shotguns in a bedroom where he was being held by his father, Brent Martin, 32, who was killed in an impasse involving the law enforcement. Police say the father shot the boy (both are shown)

Police sent a SWAT team and said officers entered the house when they heard gunshots, reports KATV.

Police chief Keith Humphrey said that Martin shot the boy and was subsequently killed when he confronted the officers.

Jordan died at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, where he was transported because of his injuries.

The agents involved have been put on administrative leave pending an internal investigation, which the department described as routine for each officer involved in the shooting.

Neighbors arrived on Saturday and left flowers and hugs in an improvised memorial to commemorate defeated Jordan, KATV reports.

Tianka Sheard said her family lives across the street from the house where Jordan was held hostage and told KATV she heard the unthinkable on Friday night.

Neighbors arrived on Saturday leaving flowers and hugs in an improvised memorial to commemorate the defeated Jordan

Neighbors arrived on Saturday leaving flowers and hugs in an improvised memorial to commemorate the defeated Jordan

Neighbors arrived on Saturday leaving flowers and hugs in an improvised memorial to commemorate the defeated Jordan

“My husband and I were sitting there in the living room, and we heard the first two shots,” said Sheard.

Sheard said she jumped after hearing the second set of gunshots when police entered the house across the street.

Sheard said she was terrified to see officers resuscitate to save Jordan.

Neighbor Tianka Sheard (pictured) said she was terrified to see officers resuscitate to try to save Jordan after they forced their way home

Neighbor Tianka Sheard (pictured) said she was terrified to see officers resuscitate to try to save Jordan after they forced their way home

Neighbor Tianka Sheard (pictured) said she was terrified to see officers resuscitate to try to save Jordan after they forced their way home

“Oh my god, it just ripped my heart, my fear was just over the roof and I was just thinking ‘let them save him, let them save him,'” said Sheard.

Her son Cartier, she said, is struggling to deal with the tragedy.

“I felt bad, bad and sad … because he was my friend and now I don’t feel like I have a friend to play basketball with,” said the boy.

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