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Wal-Mart Shooting

July 22, 2007--Posted at 9:30 pm CDT

North Little Rock - An alleged purse snatching at a North Little Rock Wal-Mart ends in a homicide investigation. Witnesses say a male suspect had allegedly stolen a woman's purse then shot and killed an innocent bystander.

Police say around two Sunday afternoon they received a call about an alleged purse snatching and possible shooting at the Wal-Mart on McCain Boulevard.

When they arrived at the scene they found a male victim suffering from gun shot wounds lying on the pavement.

Witnesses say the victim was walking into the store with his family when the male suspect allegedly stole a woman's purse. Witnesses say a suspect then turned around and shot at the victim.

(Tyler Jones, 9-1-1 Caller) "They were just walking down here to go into the store...the man just got shot ...The man was looking at him a little bit looking at the suspect and he just shot him. He was looking at me and he just fell. "

(Sgt. Terry Kuykendall, NLR Police) "After finding out the circumstance and getting the information I have to say it's pretty much unbelievable, overwhelming is a better word."


Police say the suspect got into the passenger side of a get away car. Authorities' say they have a good description of the car but do not was to release it at this time.

Police have identified the victim but out of respect for his family they are not releasing his name at this time.

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