FAYETTEVILLE POLICE ARREST MAN FOR ATTEMPTED CAPITAL MURDER

03/25/2012

Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced today the Fayetteville Police Department arrested a man for six counts of Attempted Capital Murder.          

On March 24, 2011, Officers with the University of Arkansas Police Department attempted to stop a motor vehicle for traffic offenses observed in that jurisdiction.  The driver of the vehicle refused to stop, and sped away from the officer. A short time later, a University of Arkansas Police Officer found the vehicle to the Bedford Loop Apartments.  They observed a man run from the driver’s seat of the vehicle and ran into 1809 Bedford Loop #6.  Officers from the Fayetteville Police Department came to assist, established a perimeter and began trying to contact the suspect when officers heard what sounded like a gunshot go off inside the apartment. 

Moments later the suspect walked out of the apartment carrying a black semi-automatic handgun.  Officers ordered him to drop the weapon, but the man fired several shots at officers.  One of those shots struck a Fayetteville Police Officer in the leg just above the ankle.  Officers returned fire and the suspect retread back into apartment 6.  Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect using a ��bullhorn,�� public address microphones, and calling his cellular telephone. Communication with the suspect was established and he eventually agreed to come out of his apartment and was subsequently arrested

Sergio ANDRADE Hispanic-male, age fifty of Fayetteville was arrested for six counts of Attempted Capital Murder, two counts of Aggravated Assault,  one count of Battery 1st Degree, and one count of Terroristic Act.