LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock police released the police report on the shooting of a teenager after the MLK parade downtown.
On a day meant for peace, a teenage girl was at the wrong place at the wrong time. On Jan. 16 after the Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in downtown Little Rock, the victim got beat up by five other girls, then the shooting happened. She was struck twice.
In the report, the shooters were apparently aiming at somone else in the alley, and the victim was caught in the middle.
Below is a summary of the report.
Police report summary:
In the police report, a witness told police he saw the shooting. He said he was driving by the alley and saw a young woman getting beat up by five other women. He told police he got out of his car and went up to the girl who was "dazed and wobbly." He said the other girls fled.
He asked the 18-year-old if she needed help. She said no, a family member was on the way to help her. He said there were still quite a few people in the alley when two cars pulled up and started firing into the alley. After the shooting, he told police that someone picked up the teen and put her in an SUV and drove off. She was taken to Arkansas Children's Hospital.
The victim told police that while she was in the alley, there were two men walking behind her. She said that someone in one of the vehicles rolled down the window and shouted "get down" and then started shooting. She said she was shot while she was on the ground.
Other witnesses with her add that they yelled "get down, this isn't for you!" It's unclear at this time who was the intended target.
Officers who responded to the area of the shooting saw a man who matched the description of one of the two men walking behind the victim. When the officer told him to stop, he fled. He was captured by another officer a few blocks away. He is charged with fleeing.
A doctor with Arkansas Children's Hospital says the teen was shot in the abdomen and arm but her injuries are not life-threatening.
(Source: Little Rock Police)