A judge on Tuesday set high bails for two men charged after a shootout with police in Little Rock Sunday night during which an officer was grazed by a bullet.
Jamie Clayton, 20, who was shot in the right foot during the exchange of gunfire, and Etavious Smith, 19, each made preliminary appearances by video before Little Rock District Court Judge Alice Lightle.
Clayton's bail was set at $150,000 and Smith' bail was set at $125,000. Innocent pleas were also entered for both men.
Police were called to 1001 S. Monroe St. before 9:45 p.m. after a report of armed men in the area taking photos of themselves with the weapons in front of the residence. The anonymous caller reported the men had been involved in shootings in the area and "would not hesitate" to open fire at officers, prosecutors said during the hearing.
As officers made their way around the home, several shots were fired from inside toward them, prosecutors said. Police returned fire and then took cover.
One bullet grazed officer Barry Kingston, and Clayton was shot in the foot, though it wasn't clear whether he was hit by police gunfire. He was on crutches in the video court appearance from jail.
The SWAT team responded to the house and Clayton, Smith, Vandorian Pittman, 22, and Smith’s mother, Roxcena Smith, 42, all surrendered about 11:30 p.m., police have said.
Clayton, Smith and Pittman were each arrested on two counts of aggravated assault. Pittman wasn't on the court docket Tuesday morning and he was no longer listed as an inmate in the Pulaski County jail.
A spokesman for the Little Rock Police Department said she had received no information about a change in the status of Pittman's case.