In 2018, the Little Rock Police Department reported 40 homicides in the city of Little Rock, which was a 23 percent decrease compared to 2017. While police have increased the amount of people on the force, Little Rock continues to have a higher per capita homicide rate than cities with similar populations.

This is our effort to keep the city and public informed. This article will be present on our website throughout 2019. As victims are identified and suspects are charged, we will add to this article.

Currently, police say there are 24 homicides in the city.

July 11: Unidentified victim

Police responded to reports of a shooting near the intersection of 11th and Lewis streets just after midnight.

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July 8: 39-year-old Shawn Price

Robert Johnson is being charged with first degree murder after police say they found the body of Price at an abandoned house.

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June 13: 27-year-old Dontriece Huges // 24-year-old Ramonda Holmes // 14-year-old Sydne Bolden

Police arrested 42-year-old Torrence Price from Pine Bluff have charged him with three counts of murder. The three victims were found dead from apparent gun shot wounds.

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June 9: 27-year-old Jeremy Chambers

Chambers was found in a breezeway within an apartment complex where he was suffering from "multiple gunshot wounds," reports say.  

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May 6: 69-year-old Lavernal Williams

Upon arrival, officers found 69-year-old Lavernal Williams suffering from a gun shot wound to the head. He died a day later due to his injuries.

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April 21: 42-year-old Michael St. Clair

St. Clair was shot and killed by LRPD officers. In a statement, police said he was reported as a suspicious person with a gun and when officers approached him, he shot at them and ran.

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April 17: 31-year-old Jose Castro

Police said Jose Castro, 31, was found dead in a white Chevrolet suburban from multiple gunshots wounds. 

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March 25: 23-year-old Alvin Walls Jr.

Police responded to a shooting at Spanish Jon Apartments. Once they arrived, they didn't find an injured person, but Walls was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.

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March 12: 58-year-old Nicky Anthony

Little Rock police are investigating a homicide on Springer Boulevard, where they said Anthony was fatally stabbed in the neck. 

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February 22: 30-year-old Bradley Blackshire

A Little Rock police officer shot and killed Blackshire during a traffic stop at the 12th Street and Rodney Parham Road intersection. Police say the car was reportedly stolen and the officer shot Blackshire after he allegedly drove forward.

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February 8: 34-year-old Raymond Green

Grayson was found dead after a 911 caller told police someone went into the house wearing all black, a mask and carrying a gun.

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January 29: 58-year-old Bennie Cato // 57-year-old Ava Cato

Police believe that the son, 35-year-old Harrison Cato, fatally shot both of his parents before shooting himself.

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January 25: 20-year-old Shashunie Harper

Harper was found at the scene with stab wounds in her back and later died at a local hospital.

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January 22: 54-year-old Eric Leisman

Leisman's body was found on Woodlawn Drive around 8 a.m. Police arrested 25-year-old Jordan Garvey as a suspect.

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January 16: 43-year-old Wiley Carr

Carr was found dead from gunshot wounds, but no suspect or motive has been named at this time.

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January 15: 31-year-old Justin Foster

According to police, two men were fighting over a weapon and when they arrived they found a man giving CPR to Foster. The man performing CPR was also suffering from a gunshot wound and said he acted in self defense.

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January 7: 60-year-old Donald Blackburn

Police say there was a verbal fight between Blackburn and the manager of the property. Blackburn allegedly attacked the owner with a club-style weapon and that's when the owner fired shots at Blackburn.

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January 4: 56-year-old Robert Curlett // 38-year-old Christopher Carter

Police arrived on scene to find Curlett suffering from gunshot wounds and he was pronounced dead at a local hospital. Carter was driven to a different hospital where he died from his injuries.

Matthew Chism was arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder.

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If you have any information on any of these cases, you are advised to contact the Little Rock Police Department at (501) 371-4829.