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story.lead_photo.caption Jessica Henson, 29 - Photo by Pulaski County sheriff's office

1:43 P.M. UPDATE:

A North Little Rock man was shot and killed early Friday morning during a disturbance in a neighborhood just east of UALR, a police spokesman said.

Little Rock police responding to a ShotSpotter activation at 2:32 a.m. Friday found Charles Brent Gant, 33, who had been shot, Little Rock police spokesman Eric Barnes said. Gant died at the scene and the Pulaski County coroner’s office transported his body to the state Crime Lab.

Jessica Henson, 29, told police she was Gant’s girlfriend and said she had been in an argument with Gant. She was arrested on a charge of second-degree murder, Barnes said.

The police report associated with the death said Gant was shot once with a handgun.

Henson was in the Pulaski County jail without bond as of Friday afternoon.

— Clara Turnage


Police in Little Rock say a man was found dead early Friday after officers went to investigate gunfire in a neighborhood just east of UALR.

The Little Rock Police Department said the agency's ShotSpotter system, which automatically detects gunfire, indicated a shooting had occurred at 5020 W. 31st St. shortly after 2:30 a.m.

Officers went to that location and found a man dead from an apparent gunshot wound, Officer Eric Barnes said in an email. He said investigators were "still actively working this case" and that it is being investigated as a homicide.

No information on a suspect or motive has been released.


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  • Skeptic1
    August 16, 2019 at 10:10 a.m.

    If only we had a mayor and police chief. Welcome to Chicago.

  • DANNY46
    August 16, 2019 at 2:17 p.m.

    Ah yes Little Chicago or is that big Pine Bluff. Welcome to Mayor Scotts town!!!

  • titleist10
    August 16, 2019 at 2:20 p.m.

    Black community? Black leaders? Black lives matter?

  • 0boxerssuddenlinknet
    August 16, 2019 at 3:04 p.m.

    I don't know the mayor or live in LR but how in the world can you blame a stupid female killer on the mayor ?

  • bestump3
    August 16, 2019 at 4:22 p.m.

    Titleist 10 only has a deck with race cards. BIGOT & RACIST!!

  • Seitan
    August 16, 2019 at 4:35 p.m.

    It's always nice to have guns around when we argue.
    Conservative: Seriously? "Negro"? Did you just step out from a time machine?
    Also, mass killers quote Trump; hence, the connection. I didn't hear this woman say anything about the mayor.

  • Seitan
    August 16, 2019 at 4:36 p.m.

    Oh, and don't act like white folks don't shoot each other all the time.

  • JA40
    August 16, 2019 at 4:42 p.m.

    Well, folks. We just need more guns....not enough shootings....everyone needs 10 or 12.....hell, then we'd be fixed up.

  • conservative
    August 16, 2019 at 4:44 p.m.

    Seitan, are you ashamed to be call by your biological race?
    I use "Negro" just as Martin King did so often in many of his speeches; the "United Negro college Fund" still exists today; don't forget the Negro Baseball leagues of the past.
    Why do you want to be called a "person of color" or "African American" (I doubt you're actually from Africa), or simply "black", whatever.

  • jamaalamir82
    August 16, 2019 at 5:07 p.m.

    Same old racist pricks trolling Arkansasonline...I wonder why nobody posted anything about the 2 MASS MURDERS of 31 innocent people recently.