Police on Wednesday released more information regarding a suspected robbery-turned-shooting outside a Little Rock apartment that left a man critically hurt.
Officers were called shortly before 6:35 p.m. Tuesday to West Wood apartments, 9 Nandina Circle, in reference to a disturbance with a weapon, according to a report from the city’s Police Department.
Edricus Drains, 37, of Little Rock told police that as he pulled up to his apartment, he saw three people acting suspicious nearby and placed a firearm into his pocket.
Drains said that someone, identified in the report as 30-year-old Tony Robinson of Little Rock, began assaulting him and reaching into his pockets as he got out his truck. Robinson grabbed Drains’ firearm, at which point a fight began over the weapon, police said.
According to the report, Drains fired up to three rounds at Robinson initially before firing four more rounds when Robinson refused to let go of the weapon.
Drains then ran to the complex’s front office, handed his gun to a security officer and told the official to call police, he told authorities.
Robinson was found lying on the ground surrounded by a “large amount of blood,” the report states. Police noted that he suffered bullet wounds in his abdomen.
An officer said he applied a chest seal to one wound that was “bleeding heavily” on the right side of his abdomen. While doing so, another wound was found in Robinson’s upper left thigh, he added.
Lt. Michael Ford, a spokesman for the Little Rock Police Department, said that Robinson went into surgery around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in critical but stable condition. His condition was not known as of Wednesday.
A neighbor told police that she heard a disturbance outside, at which point she went outside to find Robinson and Drains fighting, according to authorities.
The woman said she noticed the pair “grabbing each other a lot” before Drains pulled out a “grayish” weapon and shot Robinson up to four times.
Two other men suspected of participating in the robbery were interviewed, police said. According to a department spokesman, no one was arrested in the case. It will be sent to the prosecuting attorney's office to review.