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Correction: Kevious Foster, 22, who was wanted on an arrest warrant for first-degree murder and first-degree battery charges, was taken into custody Friday by Little Rock police. The headline on this story about the arrest warrant incorrectly stated when he was in custody.

An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for a suspect in one of two homicides that occurred minutes apart Wednesday afternoon in Little Rock, police said.


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Kevious "KeKe" Montrell Foster, 22, is wanted on first-degree murder and first-degree battery charges in connection with a fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon on East Capitol Avenue. Police are withholding the name of the dead man pending notification of his family.

Foster was last know to reside at Buffington Towers Apartments at 224 E. Seventh St., but police said he was banned from the property.

The shooting happened within minutes of another fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon. Police say the two shootings are not related.

In the East Capitol Avenue shooting, police said the victim was found shot about 3:40 p.m. in a white Chevrolet Impala at 1906 E. Capitol Ave. near Cheatham Park. The Impala struck a parked car at that address after the man, who was driving, had been shot in a nearby parking lot. When officers arrived, the man was slouched down in the front seat and passers-by were trying to break into the vehicle to help, according to a police report.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A passenger in the Impala, Kenteria Baines, 20, was shot in the left hip. She was taken to UAMS Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Another passenger, who was not injured, told police that a man had approached the vehicle and "just started shooting," the report states.

About two minutes after the shooting on East Capitol, officers were called to a residence at 1704 S. Fillmore St. and found Gabriel Carter, 27, shot dead.

Carter's girlfriend, April Pride, 33, was also shot. She was taken to UAMS Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Pride told investigators that two men, described only as black, had opened fire at the home and fled in a silver Jeep Cherokee.

Further circumstances of the killing remained unclear Thursday.

Police spokesman Sgt. Cassandra Davis said an investigation was ongoing.

"Our detectives are still following up on the information that was received [Wednesday]," Davis said.

Wednesday's homicides were the 9th and 10th of the year in Little Rock. There were 21 homicides through the same date in 2014.

Though the city is on pace for fewer killings this year, Walter Cochran, a member of Arkansas Stop the Violence, said there still have been too many. He said that while civil unrest in Baltimore has caught the attention of many residents lately, another kind of turmoil is happening in their own neighborhoods.

"The community, they're just so adamant about the things that happen nationally. I want to challenge you all to get the same way when we have black-on-black crimes, when we have local crimes," he said. "We want you all to start marching peacefully and protesting peacefully those particular acts ... Get with us and take a stance against violence."

Avery Page, Stop the Violence member and minister at Covenant of Zion Cathedral Church, shared that sentiment.

"We talk about the things that happen in Baltimore, on the national scale, about police killing black men. But the true fact of the matter is, there's more blacks killing blacks than anything else. It's time that it comes to an end," he said.

Metro on 05/01/2015

Photo by Little Rock Police Department
Kevious Foster.

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