Ark. FF arrested for ‘terroristic act’ in drive-by shooting of own home

A Rogers Fire Department firefighter was arrested after allegedly performing a drive-by shooting of his own home where his girlfriend and a child were staying


By Rachel Engel

ROGERS, Ark. — A firefighter was arrested after allegedly performing a drive-by shooting of his own home where his girlfriend and a child were staying.

Travis Harp, 33, was arrested on Friday and charged with felony “unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle” and a “terroristic act,” according to a probable cause affidavit, KNWA reported.

Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins told KNWA that “we are aware of his arrest. He’s been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of the criminal and internal investigation.”
Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins told KNWA that “we are aware of his arrest. He’s been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of the criminal and internal investigation.” (Photo/Rogers Fire Department)

The incident, which occurred in November 2020, began after an argument between Harp and his girlfriend. She told police that Harp was intoxicated and grabbed a beer and a gun before being picked up by someone in a gray truck, which was corroborated by security cameras at the home.

It was later revealed that Harp’s ex-wife was dating the man who owned the gray truck, and both were in the vehicle when they picked up Harp from his home that night, with Harp’s ex-wife driving the vehicle.

According to a police report, Harp’s ex-wife told investigators that Harp called her intoxicated on the night of the incident, demanding to be picked up. When the ex-wife and her boyfriend arrived in the gray truck, Harp got in the backseat on the passenger side.

The ex-wife told police that “Travis started talking about wanting to do a drive-by,” not realizing he was going to shoot at the home. According to the police report, she said “he pointed a gun and fired at least one shot.”

Police were called to the home for a welfare check and Harp denied the allegations.

On Friday, Harp was arrested and taken to jail, with bond set at $20,000.

Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins told KNWA that “we are aware of his arrest. He’s been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of the criminal and internal investigation.”

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