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story.lead_photo.caption Afan E. Humphrey - Photo by Pulaski County sheriff's office

A man was shot dead in a roadway days after Christmas in North Little Rock because he called his friend a name, according to an arrest report.

North Little Rock officers arrested Afan Etoria Humphrey, 19, on Thursday on a charge of first-degree murder in the Dec. 29 shooting of Wesley Everett, also 19, according to a report.

About 4:15 a.m. on that day, a 911 caller told police there was a man lying on Old Pike Avenue, according to previous reports. When officers arrived, they found Everett, who had been shot, and transported him to UAMS Medical Center, where he died.

Whether Everett had been shot recently or how long he had been lying in the roadway was not immediately clear.

In an interview with officers Tuesday, Humphrey said he was hanging out at Everett's house on the night of the slaying and that while he was there, another man offered to sell him a .22-caliber pistol, according to the report.

Humphrey said he and Everett took the gun and ran out of the house without paying for it, the report said.

The two walked to Everett's mother's house on Pike Avenue; the report said Everett was angry with his mother and intended to confront her.

While Everett was arguing with his mother and her boyfriend, Humphrey told police, Everett turned to him and said "shoot them."

Humphrey said he refused to shoot Everett's mother, and the two walked away. Humphrey said he then turned back and fired one shot at Everett's mother's residence, though he told police he intended the shot only to scare the woman, according to the report.

After that, Humphrey said, Everett began to make fun of him for not shooting Everett's mother, the report said.

Police said Humphrey told them that he got mad, pulled the gun from his pocket and, standing about a foot away from the other man, shot him in his head.

When Everett fell to the ground, Humphrey said, he ran home, hid the gun and took a shower.

North Little Rock officers began interviewing Humphrey on Jan. 9, according to the arrest report. At 2:14 a.m. on Jan. 10, officers arrested him.

Because Humphrey was convicted of a felony in 2017, he also was charged with possession of a firearm by certain persons, the arrest report said.

Humphrey was indicted on six felony charges after a string of residential burglaries in September 2017, according to court records. He was sentenced to six years in prison with four years suspended and restitution fines of $4,189 for the burglaries, according to court records.

Humphrey was in the Pulaski County jail without bail as of Friday evening.

Metro on 01/12/2019

Print Headline: Man's mockery led to North Little Rock shooting death, suspect says


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  • LR1955
    January 12, 2019 at 7:36 a.m.

    Restitution fines, that’s a joke.

  • PenLR
    January 12, 2019 at 10:47 a.m.

    I have been waiting 10 years for my restitution from my stolen car. It is a joke - on the victims.

  • HarleyOwner
    January 12, 2019 at 12:09 p.m.

    Another case of a man that should have been in prison but wasn't thanks to our bleeding heart justice system.

  • Justthefaqsmaam
    January 12, 2019 at 1:38 p.m.

    Meet Tweedledee and Tweedledum or maybe it’s just Dumb and Dumber

  • Libertarian
    January 12, 2019 at 1:44 p.m.

    Harley Owner, you think we should have to pay to keep them locked up for the rest of their lives for 6 burglaries? Even if he'd done the full 6, he'd just come out hardened. There's a whole underclass in our society, and this is all they know.

  • UoABarefootPhdFICYMCA
    January 12, 2019 at 2:18 p.m.

    Well General Ive lived in the south all my life I can honestly tell you I dont want any bad blood.
    Whats race-ism is males are offered less opportunities, graduating in less numbers, are not being encouraged to attend college. 24x!! less Cancer support except being 6x!!! as likely to contract cancer. Mutilated, drugged, brainwashed and caged.
    Males are the minority sir. Ive been screaming this for many years now thats its a dangerous slope to make ladies a protected class based on their "resourcefulness" to the machine.
    For you see it is the machine itself which has been feasting on our generations for so long so I ask you.
    What measures? It is in most certainty not abut race unless sex first screwing these boys out of lives just like they do all boys.
    What would a Athenian do I ask you? Been caught stealing.
    It's so easy to pass the buck from the back of the line General those at the front have needs beyond the physical. Beyond the cosmetic archetypes society places for them to wear. What of civility to our own people?
    In my opinion this/these incidents are because we dont have a wall, we dont have a wall because we dont value our own.
    It's why natives die on the reservations drunk and mad, it's why our legions shed to die on countless foreign shore's.
    It's all depopulation and if you are fine with any of it you have to be fine with all of it.

  • MaxCady
    January 12, 2019 at 4:10 p.m.

    Of all the reasons to shoot someone this has to rank up there as one of the most absurd. The penitentiary is the only place for this knucklehead.

  • zzzzipy12
    January 12, 2019 at 6:51 p.m.

    Just turn & walk away.

  • wolfman
    January 13, 2019 at 2:53 a.m.

    Why do you call anybody that doesn’t agree with you a liberal. Repubs are such hypocrites. Just look at what y’all put in the whine house

  • abb
    January 14, 2019 at 8:54 a.m.

    85 IQ...or less. Perfect liberal.