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story.lead_photo.caption Ahmad Salaam

A 39-year-old Little Rock resident injured in gunfire at a local ice cream shop that also fatally wounded another man has been arrested on a murder charge.

The Little Rock Police Department said Ahmad Salaam was charged with second-degree murder and booked into the Pulaski County jail on Thursday after being released from the hospital. He remained in jail Friday morning with bail not yet set.

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 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.

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


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  • HarleyOwner
    January 18, 2019 at 11:05 a.m.

    I wonder when we will be told of the details of how this all happen?

  • jwheelii
    January 18, 2019 at 11:46 a.m.

    Good question, Harley. Much un-productive speculation generated by previous reports.

  • titleist10
    January 18, 2019 at 12:52 p.m.

    Forget about building a wall at the border build it around southwest Little Rock and keep all the ANIMALS CONFIND

  • Wingers
    January 18, 2019 at 2:33 p.m.

    How about letting them all go to Nancy Pelosi’s back yard! I heard she has a 10 foot wall around her place!

  • AuntPetunia
    January 18, 2019 at 3:46 p.m.

    His mugshot: “Moi?”

  • RTT
    January 21, 2019 at 1:58 p.m.

    Dang, what's the world coming to when you can't go to an ice cream parlor without shots being fired? Ice cream parlors are supposed to be places where you get fat & happy!