Prosecutor: ATF Agent Justified in Fatal Shooting of Little Rock Airport Director

Pulaski County Prosecutor Will Jones said in a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) that no charges in the shooting would be filed after reviewing the investigation of the shooting of Bryan Malinowski.

Back in March, ATF agents raided Malinowski’s residence in the early morning hours, taking exactly 57 seconds to cut the power, tape over the doorbell camera, break into his house, and execute Malinowski following a shootout with ATF agents.

An affidavit released after the shooting said Malinowski bought over 150 guns between May 2021 and February 2024 and that he resold many without a FFL.

An attorney for Malinowski’s family has said he was a gun collector and wasn’t aware he was under investigation for reselling firearms at gun shows.

Malinowski’s death prompted criticism from Republican lawmakers in Arkansas and the chair of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee in April, who asked the ATF to provide documents and information about the raid.

Family attorney, Bud Cummins, issued a statement last Friday:

“The state’s investigation didn’t attempt to make independent judgments about whether ATF violated the law when they broke down Mr. and Mrs. Malinowski’s front door. But that question should be a matter of grave concern for the rest of us.”

Read more at AP.

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