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Little Rock police investigating double homicide at Spanish Jon’s apartment complex

Little Rock police have reported that they are investigating a double homicide at the Spanish Jon's Apartments on 5001 W 65th Street.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — On Sunday, April 19, at 3:05 p.m., Little Rock police officers were alerted of a shooting victim that arrived at Baptist Hospital suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. 

When officers arrived at the hospital, the victim, 28-year-old Jarvis Washington was able to inform them he was shot at Spanish Jon’s Apartments on W. 65th Street. 

Washington’s medical condition later declined and he died from his injuries. 

Officers in the Southwest Division responded to the apartment provided by Washington to check for a crime scene or any potential victims. Upon their arrival, they found the door unlocked but was blocked from the interior side with a chair. 

Officers pushed their way into the apartment and located a deceased female, later identified as 39-year-old Porcha Gibson, just inside the doorway who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. 

Officers performed a protective sweep inside the residence and no one else was located inside. Officers marked off the area as a crime scene and requested Homicide Detectives.

 A search warrant was requested before the Crime Scene Search Unit processed the apartment for anything of evidentiary value. Detectives are working with apartment management in obtaining any surveillance in the area or at the apartments to develop more information regarding this shooting. 

The vehicle in which transported Mr. Washington to the hospital was towed to the Crime Scene Bay to be further evaluated by detectives and the Crime Scene Search Unit.

Washington and Gibson’s bodies were transported to the Arkansas State Crime lab for an autopsy to be performed.

This investigation is ongoing and the next of kin(s) has been notified. After the preliminary investigation, it’s possible this shooting is the result of a domestic related incident. 

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