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Officers told bullet fired accidentally

Little Rock police on Friday identified a man who was shot Thursday night and reported that one of the people who took him to the hospital said the gunfire was accidental.

Officers responded around 7:20 p.m. to UAMS Medical Center on a report of a gunshot victim, according to a Police Department report.

The shooting happened about 20 minutes earlier in the 900 block of South Woodrow Street, police said.

In the emergency room, nurses told police that Bufford Robinson, 20, of Little Rock was shot in the lower part of his body. He was said to be stable at the time, but his condition was not known as of Friday.

Robinson was taken to the hospital by two people in a private vehicle, authorities said.

The two initially told police their only involvement was transporting him. But an 18-year-old later said he had accidentally shot Robinson while unloading his handgun.

A bullet hole was found in the vehicle, a silver 2005 Chevrolet Malibu, that was consistent with Robinson's injuries, officers noted.

The teen did not appear in Pulaski County jail records as of Friday afternoon.

Window crasher grabs cash, papers

An intruder broke into a Little Rock home through a window Thursday night and stole money and personal documents, victims told police.

Officers went to a home in the 300 block of South Oak Street about 11:50 p.m. where a 17-year-old girl said she was in her mother's room with her 8-year-old brother and 4-year-old sister when she heard a loud banging at the window, according to a report.

The girl said the window broke and a stranger fell into the room. She then grabbed her siblings and ran out of the home, hearing gunshots behind her, she told police.

The intruder left with her purse, which contained $40 in cash, as well as credit and debit cards and car keys, according to the report.

The 17-year-old's mother told officers the intruder, who had a small handgun, also grabbed a tote bag of personal documents from the bedroom.


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Metro on 02/17/2018

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