LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — On Monday, Jan. 5, at 9:19 p.m. , officers in the Northwest Patrol Division responded to a shooting in the area of Capitol Hill Boulevard.
Multiple callers reported hearing a range of six to ten gunshots in the area. Shortly after, a male subject called dispatch reporting his friend had just been shot at Capitol Hill Apartments.
Officers arrived minutes later finding the victim, 35-year-old Varn Brown Jr., lying on the ground just outside the lower level breezeway of building 15505, suffering from gunshot wounds.
Little Rock Fire Department as well as MEMS responded and performed life saving measures, but Brown died from injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene.
Overnight, investigators spent hours at the apartment complex to process evidence and speak with residents, including a possible witness. Detectives are also working to retrieve surveillance footage from the apartments. Homicide Detectives impounded two vehicles from the scene to be further processed once seeking a search warrant.
"If you saw something, please say something," Barnes said. "This is unfortunate that we're here already 5th day of January. We want to solve this case, so please come forward if you have any information."
This is Little Rock's first homicide of 2020.
This investigation is ongoing. More on this story as it develops.