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Little Rock man charged in shooting death, police say; 1 dead in separate killing

by Brianna Kwasnik | September 14, 2021 at 11:44 a.m.
FILE — A Little Rock Police Department vehicle is shown in this Jan. 26, 2021 file photo.

A Little Rock man was charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man at an apartment complex on Rebsamen Park Road, police said Tuesday.

Police arrested Rayquann Smith, 20, in the Monday shooting, according to a Little Rock police report.

While en route to the Prosper Riverdale Apartments, 2100 Rebsamen Park Road, in response to a call about a shooting that had just occurred, they located two men attempting to drive to the hospital, according to the report. One of the people in the vehicle, 20-year-old Rodney Green of New Orleans, was shot in the rear and brought to a local hospital for treatment, police said.

A short time later, Andre Griggs, 18, arrived at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, where he later died, police said.

Smith was booked into Pulaski County jail, where he remained Tuesday on one count of manslaughter and aggravated residential burglary, according to an online inmate roster. No bond was listed.

The deadly shooting is one of two Monday reported by Little Rock police.

Shortly before 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a second shooting in progress call, at 1922 Michael Drive, the dispatch log indicates. In a Twitter post, Little Rock police said one person had been killed.

Police did not immediately release any information on the identity of the victim.

This story has been updated. It was originally published at 7:23 a.m.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story included a misspelling of the name Rayquann Smith.

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