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story.lead_photo.caption Police said Tuesday that one person was fatally shot in southwest Little Rock. ( Clara Turnage )

Police on Wednesday identified two men involved in a reported scuffle for a gun inside a Little Rock ice cream shop that ended with one of them being fatally shot.

The shooting happened shortly before 6 p.m. Tuesday at La Michoacana, a shop in a strip mall at 5420 Baseline Road.

Police said in a statement that officers found 31-year-old Justin Foster unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his chest, as 39-year-old Ahmad Salaam attempted to revive him.

Little Rock Police Department spokesman Eric Barnes said Wednesday that Salaam told authorities he acted in self defense.

Foster later died of his injuries.

Barnes said police were still investigating the shooting. He said detectives were unable to further interview Salaam, who was brought to the hospital for a gunshot wound he suffered to his abdomen. An update on his condition wasn't immediately available on Wednesday afternoon.

Two other people being treated for gunshot injuries were described as bystanders not involved in the altercation, Barnes said.


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  • JenK1234
    January 16, 2019 at 12:47 p.m.

    Exactly why we do NOT need the proposed "Stand your Ground" law. We would see many more deaths with people acting out of impunity feeling like they have the "right." We need to urge the legislature to vote NO on Stand your Ground.

  • Packman
    January 16, 2019 at 1:07 p.m.

    Jenk makes knee-jerk comment based on scant facts - typical gunophobe.
    Gunophobes like Jenk1234 may desire victimhood over fighting back, and that's OK. But don't force your selfish beliefs on the rest of us. Some of us prefer to have a fighting chance if ever faced with a bad guy intent on doing bodily harm armed with a dangerous weapon.

  • jwheelii
    January 16, 2019 at 1:10 p.m.

    IMO, not enough info yet.

  • JenK1234
    January 16, 2019 at 1:46 p.m.

    Packman, you already have a "fighting chance." AR already has freedom to own guns and that isn't about to change. AR is also already generous to defending yourself if you are truly attacked. The homicide rate went up by 31% over the time of Stand Your Ground laws in Florida, while it went down in other places over the same period of time. If we want AR to be safe, we must be sensible. No-one is trying to take away all the guns or end the second amendment. But, we don't need a Stand Your Ground law. The data simply doesn't support it and this is a good example of the kind of act that might be increased by such a law.

  • GeneralMac
    January 16, 2019 at 5:31 p.m.

    JEDNK1234......"No-one is trying to take away all guns or end the second amendment"

    NOT TRUE !

    After the Florida shooting, many of the "usual suspects" who post here favored doing both.

    Short memory ?

  • HawgJockey
    January 16, 2019 at 11:26 p.m.

    Jenk2468, how does a proposed law have any effect on this shooting? You create a hypothetical problem and then solve it with inaction. Do you even know what "Stand your ground" means?

  • jwheelii
    January 17, 2019 at 9:20 a.m.

    I don't know the source of the above information, but unless it is from a public record, poster should be very careful.