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Police: Man killed, another wounded in Little Rock shooting

by Brianna Kwasnik | January 15, 2021 at 1:06 p.m.
A Little Rock Police Department vehicle is shown in this file photo.

​​​​​A 23-year-old was fatally shot and another man was wounded Thursday night in the 8800 block of Kanis Road, Little Rock police said.

Officers responded just after 11 p.m. Thursday night and located James Styers, 59, of Little Rock, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, according to police.

Jacob Robinson, 23, was discovered approximately one block from Kanis Road, also suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, according to a news release from police.

Both men were transported to a local hospital, police said. Robinson was later pronounced dead and Styers is in stable condition, according to the release.

The killing happened near a Mapco at 8818 Kanis Road, according to a Twitter post by Little Rock police. Dispatch logs show a “shots fired” call at the convenience store just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police are working with area businesses to review security footage to develop a suspect, police said.


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