On July 8, Little Rock police found the body of Shawn Price, 39, at an abandoned house. The investigation was later announced as a homicide.

Police arrested Robert Johnson on July 10 in connection to the murder of Price. Johnson is being charged with First Degree Murder.

Robert Johnson
Pulaski County Jail

At 10:42 a.m. on July 8, LRPD responded to S. Elm Street due to an “unknown trouble call.” Dispatch was informed there was a male who appeared to be deceased, lying in the backyard at this location. 

When officers arrived and found the victim, initially ruling the investigation as a suspicious death, police said.

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Upon completion of the autopsy, the victim was identified as 39-year-old Shawn Price. Police said that after further investigation and evidence collected, the case has been upgraded to a homicide investigation.

This is Little Rock's 23rd homicide of the year.