Police name suspect killed by officer after Arkansas hotel robbery

Published 18 April 2017

Arkansas State Police have identified the robbery suspect fatally shot by a West Memphis officer Saturday.

Police say Olugbalah Ridley, 33, of Indianapolis, “brandished a gun” at them before being shot by an officer that morning. Ridley died at the scene.

The robbery took place at Americas Best Value Inn at 2411 E. Service Road, while the shooting took place in a parking lot nearby, police said.

Ridley was a suspect in a Dec. 16 armed robbery in Indianapolis, according to a news release from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Police said Ridley stole $15,000 in cash from a person making a business deposit at a bank.

Authorities have not yet released the identity of the officer who shot Ridley.

Read Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.