Fundraisers set up for Northeast Arkansas man killed in South Memphis

Fundraisers set up for Northeast Arkansas man killed in South Memphis
(Source: WATN)

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The owner of a Memphis restaurant where a 44-year-old Northeast Arkansas man was gunned down has started a fundraiser for his family.

Randal Cardwell, who worked for Performance Food Group, was shot and killed early Monday morning while making a delivery to Jack Pirtle’s Chicken,1217 S. Bellevue.

On Wednesday, Jack Pirtle announced on social media he had started a fundraiser for Cardwell’s family. The goal is $50,000.

In the post, Pirtle said Cardwell’s murder was a first in their 64 years of business.

“Please keep his family, his co-workers, Jack Pirtle’s family, PFG family, and every delivery driver in the city of Memphis in your thoughts and prayers,” Pirtle stated. “These folks can never ever be appreciated enough for the job they do that truly connects to every person and every business and every household.”

A GoFundMe page has also been set up for Cardwell’s family.

Memphis police described the suspect as a white male driving a blue two-door sedan. Anyone with information on this shooting should call 901-528-CASH.

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