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2 suspects arrested in double murder of men found in vehicle outside Baptist Hospital

Little Rock police are investigating this incident as a double homicide after a secondary crime scene was located at the intersection of W. 36th and John Barrow.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — (Editor's note: The attached video is from a previous report in Dec. 2021.)

Update: A second arrest for the murder was made January 26, 2022. Dayvon Roberts is charged with two counts of Capital Murder, Terroristic Act, and Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm from a Vehicle.

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A suspect, identified as Davareus Clark, has been arrested in connection to two men who were found killed inside a vehicle in December 2021 outside of Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, according to police.

On Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, Little Rock police officers responded to a call at Baptist Hospital just before midnight.

Off-duty Little Rock police advised there were two males inside a vehicle that appeared to be deceased. 

When officers arrived, they discovered a silver Volkswagen Jetta still running near the front entrance of the hospital. Inside the vehicle, officers discovered two males deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. 

The vehicle was also shown to be stolen. 

When asked for clarification on when and where the third victim arrived, that's when LRPD Press Information Officer Mark Edwards says the investigation gets "kind of fuzzy."

The Pulaski County Coroner responded and transported both victims for autopsy.

While on scene, a third victim arrived at the hospital and was treated for an apparent gunshot wound to the leg. 

After interviewing witnesses, it was determined a secondary crime scene was located at the intersection of W. 36th and John Barrow.

The Sunshine Mart along John Barrow closed Sunday night just hours before police reported shots fired. 

Employee Muhhamed Hassan said even though he didn't witness the shooting, it still had a big impact on him as Monday morning, customers told Mohommed one of his friends was a victim in Sunday's double homicide.

"When I come to the work I see the people say somebody died, somebody died, somebody died... he like my friend for real he came here every day and we talk together and he buys food from here," he said.

Sunday night follows a trend of rising crime across the city. According to LRPD, homicides increased by 24% in the last year; as this investigation marks the 62nd and 63rd homicides in 2021.

"When you get a phone call that there are two possibly deceased males in a vehicle. Then you really at that point, try to figure out what's happening, what's going on," Edwards said.

This as community members just hope for more peace, with Hassan adding, "Be careful, don't kill anybody. That's not playing, that's not game."

On Thursday, Dec. 23, the two victims were identified as 19-year-old Kenneth West and 20-year-old Justice Moore. 

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is encouraged to contact Little Rock police.

We will update this article with more information as it develops. 

    

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