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Police investigate after man found dead outside Little Rock dollar store

by Brianna Kwasnik | April 7, 2021 at 1:50 p.m.
FILE — A Little Rock Police Department vehicle is shown in this Jan. 26, 2021 file photo.

Police on Wednesday morning said a person who was found dead in a vehicle outside a Little Rock dollar store was the victim of a homicide.

The vehicle was in the parking lot of a Dollar General, 7710 Colonel Glenn Drive, according to a Twitter post by Little Rock police.

Officers responded to the 6300 block of Colonel Glenn Road in reference to a possible shooting just after midnight Wednesday, police said.

The caller told dispatch his brother had been shot and was in a gray GMC Yukon with a suspect, according to a news release from Little Rock police.

The officers were unable to locate the vehicle.

Dispatch received a second call that a victim, later identified as Marraell McKinney, showed up to an area hospital with a gunshot wound, the release stated.

McKinney told officers he was involved in a shooting at the apartment complex on Colonel Glenn, adding he shot someone and drove the vehicle to the Dollar General, where he left it, police said.

Detectives responded to the Dollar General located in the 7700 block of Colonel Glenn and found the Yukon described by the brother, the release stated.

Inside the vehicle was an unidentified man found dead, police said.

No information on suspects was immediately provided. The investigation is ongoing.

CORRECTION: The name of Marraell McKinney was misspelled in a previous version of this story.

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