LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Police are investigating a deadly hit-and-run at S. Chester and Roosevelt streets in Little Rock.
Two blocks of Roosevelt Avenue became a crime scene Friday afternoon.
"About four o'clock, we had a silver Chrysler going eastbound on Roosevelt road at a high rate of speed," says Lt. Terry Hastings with the Little Rock Police Department.
That speed, along with the influence of narcotics is what police say caused 24 year old Kevin Shelton to strike and kill two 15 year old boys, Blake Cooney and Jimmy Bullock.
"The first victim was struck about mid way in the block and then the second victim was struck at the intersection. The vehicle then crossed the center lane and struck an impala and then went up in a yard and became wedged against a fence," says Lt. Hastings.
At that point, police say Shelton fled on foot but was later apprehended.
"The car that was struck is a Pulaski County Jailer. She kept eyes on him, directed him to us so we have taken him into custody," says Lt. Hastings.
Shelton is charged with two counts of negligent homicide, felony fleeing and felony hit and run.
"Something needs to be done to regulate the speed," says resident, Joseph Hyson. He has lived near Roosevelt Avenue all his life and the four-lane road is a hazard for pedestrians.
"It's dangerous for people walking across here. This could have very well been me. I pass across Roosevelt right here at this very intersection daily and something needs to be done to slow the speed down so they can make it safer for the residents in the neighborhood," says Hyson.
Safer to prevent tragedies, but on this day, police say it was more than speed that took the lives of two teens.
"Many times it's kids and that's the case tonight. There was two 15 year olds and they were struck and killed. A very sad situation, we've worked with the families and our hearts go out tonight to them for their loss," says Lt. Hastings.
Shelton is being held at the Pulaski County Detention Center on $15,000 bond.