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Spat precedes shooting in Little Rock

By David Harten

This article was published February 7, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

A woman was shot Thursday afternoon after she agreed to give a man a ride and then felt uneasy about the situation, authorities said.

The shooting happened about 2:04 p.m., after Dacola Coleman, 21, agreed to drive Brandon Watson, 22, to an unknown residence to “meet a friend,” according to a report from the Little Rock Police Department. Because she was confused by the driving directions, Coleman agreed to let Watson take the wheel. Jvonte Carr, 19, was riding along.

When they arrived at a home on Fairfield Drive, an unknown man was standing in the driveway, the report states. Feeling “weird about the situation,” Coleman told Watson to pull “out of the driveway,” which he did, police said. However, a short time later, an argument broke out between Coleman and Watson, at which point Coleman told Watson to "pull over and get out [of] her car." Watson obliged and Coleman resumed driving, the report states.

Once out of the car, however, Watson pulled an “unknown caliber firearm” and began shooting at the car, with one bullet hitting Carr in the “right upper hip area," according to the report. Coleman fled to the Little Rock Police Department Southwest Substation at 6401 Baseline Road to seek help. Carr was taken to St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities are still searching for Watson, who is described as a black male, 6 foot 1 and 230 pounds, wearing a red shirt, bluejeans and black shoes. His last known address is listed in the report as 9808 Wilderness Drive in Little Rock.

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AmericasDoomed says... February 7, 2014 at 1:05 p.m.

Wow, you can't make this stuff up. Tales from the Hood.

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DRMGATSBY says... February 7, 2014 at 6:23 p.m.

Certain peoples settle "spats" with a gun. Kind of tells you where they stand in a cultural world.

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HM2 says... February 7, 2014 at 7:26 p.m.

How the ( blank ) did she let herself get in this situation? sounds like a drug deal gone bad.

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Zorr10 says... February 7, 2014 at 10:17 p.m.

What a messed up situation she got herself into. Somebody could have got killed over such a mess.

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tgirl949 says... February 8, 2014 at 6:07 a.m.

Everything isn't about drugs.i used to give people rides too, just because it was cold.Doesn't have to be something shady going on.

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flipflop says... February 8, 2014 at 8 a.m.

HM2 wins it for a hundred! Drug deal gone bad indeed, this is the SWLR Ghetto, the most dangerous area of LR, just a typical day, not really news

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Packman says... February 8, 2014 at 8:34 a.m.

Either a drug deal gone bad or the guy wanted sex on credit, and she don't do no credit.

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