Arkansas dad dead after he bludgeoned his teenage son to death with a brick, after fatally stabbing the boy’s mother, then slashing a cop’s throat and he and neck
Christopher Conner, 40, was shot dead on Sunday after he stabbed a Fort Smith police officer trying to stop him from bludgeoning his 15-year-old son with a brick
The teen, who was pronounced dead shortly afterward at an area hospital, had ‘multiple stab wounds,’ and blunt force trauma
The teen’s mother Julia Marie Moore, 42, was found stabbed to death in the home.
A five-year-old was found in the home, police said, and was released to other family members after the horrific attack
‘I have no doubt that our officer’s swift actions saved this young child’s life,’ Fort Smith Police Chief Danny Baker said at a Sunday
Conner was charged with domestic battery in July, according to Sebastian County records – ‘[Conner and Moore] had a history for sure,’ police said’
The 911 caller told dispatchers they ‘heard a person yelling and screaming [and] saw a white male with no shirt assaulting a person on the ground’
Baker said Conner ‘sliced the officer’s throat and neck’ less than a minute’ after he got to the scene and tried to stop him from bludgeoning the boy
An Arkansas man knifed a woman to death in his home on Sunday, bludgeoned their 15-year-old son to death with a brick then sliced a responding officer’s throat before police shot him dead.
Police were responding to a call at 2819 Tilles Avenue, Fort Smith when they found 40-year-old Christopher ‘Cason’ Conner bludgeoning his 15-year-old son with a brick in the middle of the street.
Julie Moore, 42, the child’s mother, was found dead inside with multiple stab wounds. The relationship between Moore and Conner, and whether or not they lived together in the house, is unclear.
A five-year-old was found alive and safe inside the home, and has since been released to other family members.
Fort Smith police Chief Danny Baker said he ‘[had] no doubt that our officer’s swift actions saved [that] young child’s life.’
At a Sunday press conference, Chief Baker said that the 911 caller who alerted dispatchers to the ‘extremely violent attack’ said they ‘heard yelling and screaming and came outside to see a white male with no shirt assaulting a person on the ground.’
One of the responding police officers appeared to have convinced Conner to stop battering his son. But, when the officer attempted to restrain the assailant, however, he brandished a knife and ‘sliced the officer’s throat and neck.’
The officer then shot Conner twice, ‘killing him and ending the threat.’
The officer, who Baker said had been with the department for 16 months, required emergency surgery after the attack for ‘severe lacerations’ to his face and neck – he is now in stable condition.
The 15-year-old boy was pronounced dead at the hospital. The teen victim he had ‘multiple stab wounds’ along with The injured cop and a second responding officer have been placed on paid leave while Arkansas State Police conduct an investigation into the officer-involved shooting.
Police said they were called to a home in Fort Smith to find 40-year-old Christofer ‘Cason’ Conner bludgeoning his 15-year-old son with a brick in the middle of Tilles Avenue
Police said that, along with Moore’s brutalized body, a five-year-old was found inside the house on 2819 Tilles Avenue -The teen was released to other family members, and Fort Smith Chief Danny Baker said he ‘[had] no doubt that our officer’s swift actions saved [that] young child’s life.’
Conner was arrested for domestic battery in the third degree on July 22 this year, according to Sebastian County documents.
On July 20, two days before the arrest, Conner made his Facebook profile photo a screenshot of his phone’s screen after a call between him and Moore had been disconnected.
‘[Conner and Moore] had a history together for sure,’ Mitchell said. ‘We [police], have more than one [domestic violence] call out there.’
‘When unimaginable tragedies like this happen, we’re all left scared, angry, frustrated, sometimes hopeless,’ Chief Baker of the Arkansas State Police said.
‘It hurts us as much as it does each of you when an outcome like this is unavoidable.’
The Arkansas State Police Department, who is handling the case and investigation have not revealed a potential motive for the slaying.