The family of Stephen K. Morrison, a Little Rock man who was shot and killed on Saturday, are asking anyone with information about his death to come forward.
In a press conference on Sunday at the Kitchen Express, Rev. Benny Johnson of the Stop the Violence movement asked those who know who killed Morrison to "do the right thing."
"It won't bring Brother Morrison back, but it will help bring some closure to his family," he said. "We just want justice for the Morrison family."
The shooting occurred at about 4 a.m. on Saturday at 7414 Mabelvale Pike, Little Rock police spokesman Sgt. Cassandra Davis said in a statement. Police found Morrison, 23, with a gunshot wound in his upper torso. Morrison was taken to a hospital where he later died, Davis said.
Morrison's death marks the 24th homicide in Little Rock and an investigation is ongoing, Davis said.
"This is a very heartfelt thing to go through as a parent," the victim's father Katz Morrison, 53, said. "I don't want the death penalty. The pain I'm feeling right now, I don't want another parent to feel this pain."
Morrison added he wants the shooter to be held responsible by serving time in prison.
On Friday night, Morrison said his son went to Club Elevations where a brawl had started. He said some "boys had pushed on" Stephen in the club and added "my son is not the kind of child that is going to back down too easily."
Morrison said the club's bouncer kicked out those men and said they followed Stephen in his car. When Stephen got out his car, Morrison said he was shot several times to the chest.
The victim's mother Jinny Morrison, 58, said they learned this information from the victim's friend who had been shot on Saturday as well, but not fatally.
"My son was just a baby," she said. "He was only 23 and somebody snuffed out his life. He was getting ready to be a father — now he's never going to have that opportunity."
The family is asking anyone with information about the shooting to call 371-INFO.