Top Executive at Bill and Hillary Clinton Airport Shot During Federal Search in Arkansas

The executive director of an Arkansas airport named after former President Bill Clinton and former first lady and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was shot on Tuesday while federal investigators attempted to serve a search warrant.

Arkansas State Police stated the incident happened at 6 a.m. local time at a residence on Durance Court in Little Rock, as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) was serving a search warrant at the home of airport Executive Director Bryan Malinowski.

Malinowski, 53, was shot and treated on the spot before being transported to a nearby hospital. His condition wasn’t disclosed.

During the shootout, one ATF agent sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was transferred to a local hospital. The ATF and the Little Rock Police Department urged state police to look into the event.

Authorities have not revealed what prompted the incident or who opened fire first. The matter will be referred to prosecutors, who will assess whether fatal force was used in accordance with state law.

Top Executive at Bill and Hillary Clinton Airport Shot During Federal Search in Arkansas

An airport official told Fox News Digital that Malinowski was the airport’s executive director.

“Today’s incident saddens us, and we pray for everyone involved,” a statement from Airport Commission Chairman Bill Walker said. “As chairman of the Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission, I appointed Tom Clarke, the airport’s deputy executive director, as interim executive director. The airport’s day-to-day activities continue as usual.

Malinowski joined Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in 2008 as director of Properties, Planning, and Development, and was moved to deputy director in 2009, according to his profile on the airport’s website.

Bill Clinton’s ties to Arkansas derive from his governorships from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992.

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