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Former LRPD Officer Dies Following Alleged Vandalism

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Police say, Ean Bordeaux who owns a hot dog cart, called 911 about 4 a.m. on Friday after hearing noises outside his home. 

"He then went outside, noticed that the hot dog cart was on fire. He extinguished the fire and went back into his residence," said Lt. Sidney Allen of the Little Rock Police Department.

However, it wasn't long before Bordeaux was back outside again, this time confronting the suspect who allegedly had returned to the scene of the crime.

"He chased the suspect, caught him within a short distance and tackled him to the ground. While he was engaged with the suspect, the suspect received an injury that he later died from," said Allen.

That suspect turned out to be a 20 year veteran of the LRPD. Todd Payne served from 1990 until 2010, when he was dismissed.

"Apparently there were some policy violations that he was disciplined for and ultimately terminated," said Allen.

Police say the two men knew each other. They worked in the same area in the River Market and had several previous disagreements before the fight that ultimately led to Payne's death.

"Right now, he (Bordeaux) was released without charges and the file is being reviewed by the prosecuting attorney's office and based on what they find then they will determine if there is anything worthy of charging Mr. Bordeaux for," said Allen.