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Investigations underway for LRPD-involved taking pictures, separate murder

Little Rock ended 2023 with a deadly officer-involved taking pictures and simply hours later began 2024 with a murder.

The officer-involved taking pictures occurred Sunday — New 12 months’s Eve — at round 8:15 p.m. Based on the Little Rock Police Division, an off-duty officer on the Walmart at 8001 Baseline Highway tried to detain a person who was wielding a knife. The person was later recognized as 30-year-old Benjamin McDaniel. The police officer, who went unnamed within the division’s press launch, was lower on the hand.

After the police officer demanded McDaniel drop the knife, based on the report, the officer shot the person. McDaniel was transported to a hospital the place he later died. The officer was additionally handled for accidents at a hospital.

An investigation into the officer-involved taking pictures is underway. The taking pictures was the fifth time in 2023 {that a} cop with the Little Rock Police Division fired a weapon at a suspect. It was the third dying. The deaths from officer-involved shootings should not included within the division’s depend of homicides.

The cop has been positioned on administrative depart, based on the LRPD. A separate legal investigation can be underway.

On New 12 months’s Day round 3:45 a.m., officers with the LRPD responded to a taking pictures name on the 5000 block of East thirty ninth Road, a residential space in east Little Rock. When officers arrived, they discovered one man useless from gunshot wounds. The sufferer has not but been recognized. A suspect, 23-year-old Quentin Thomas, was arrested in reference to the murder on Jan. 1. 

The dying is Little Rock’s first murder of 2024. Final yr, town’s first murder was reported on Jan. 3.

The LRPD tracked 61 homicides in 2023. Three deaths from officer-involved shootings and one dying that was beneath the jurisdiction of the College of Arkansas at Little Rock, police weren’t added to the division’s tally.

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