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LR police: Man shot after picking up hitchhiker

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 28, 2013 at 7:35 a.m.

— Authorities are investigating after a man was reportedly shot by a hitchhiker in Little Rock.

Police say a 22-year-old man picked up a stranger late Saturday and gave him a ride to a convenience store.

Little Rock television station KTHV reported that police say the hitchhiker then pulled a gun and demanded money from the driver.

A police report says the driver was shot in the chest and arm, but his injuries are not life-threatening.

Authorities say surveillance video shows the hitchhiker running away after the shooting. Police say they’re still searching for the man, who faces charges of aggravated robbery and first-degree battery if apprehended.

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dman says... January 28, 2013 at 12:03 p.m.

Could we get a description of the violater, please?

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PaulRevere says... January 28, 2013 at 12:09 p.m.

Didn't your momma ever tell you not to pick up hitchhickers? Or was this really a "date?"

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maelstrom says... January 28, 2013 at 12:24 p.m.

No good deed goes unpunished these days. I've been tempted to offer folks rides before. So far I have never pulled over, and this will just serve to reinforce resisting the urge.

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NONSHEEPLE says... January 28, 2013 at 12:25 p.m.

a description would be nice... I'm pretty sure he SAW what the guy looked like.

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AtTheLake says... January 28, 2013 at 12:45 p.m.

Tragic what hapened to the victim and wishing him a full recovery. I hope the police and prosecutors successfuly hunt the shooter down and punish them to the fullest extent legally possible. Grrrrr...

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