Little Rocks Most Violent Week So Far in 2018

Little Rock\s Most Violent Week So Far in 2018
Little Rock Police Investigating 5th Homicide In 53 hours
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– The last week has been the most violent weekend Little Rock has seen so far in 2018. 

Police confirmed Sunday detectives are investigating the Capital City's 5th murder in 53 hours. 

Officers responded at 8:40 a.m. to 7417 Loretto Lane, where a 911 caller reported seeing a body on the ground near a grove of trees, police spokesman Lt. Michael Ford said. According to Ford, the victim appeared to have been shot.

Little Rock homicide detectives aren't getting much sleep and many grieving families aren't either after nearly half a dozen people were murdered since Friday morning. 

Officers, detectives, crime scene techs have worked and continue to work what some may say seems non stop since this recent rash of violence began.

Little Rock police responded to the citys fifth homicide in 53 hours Sunday morning after a 911 caller reported a body lying facedown in a southwest neighborhood, a police spokesman said.

LRPD says just before 9am this morning someone called 911 saying they found a body on this dead end road off Mabelvale Pike; 1 man in his late 20s to early 30s is dead; no ID yet; no arrest yet #ARNews pic.twitter.com/oIKMxQgNKo

"Young lady I'm going to tell you like this. It makes me feel right now (that) I'm pretty hesitant to even be in my front yard," he said.

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Lt. Michael Ford said, "8:40a.m. officers were dispatched to a subject down lying face down in the 7400 block Loretto Lane."

Ford said the man was in his late 20s or early 30s and that investigators have not yet identified him.

"Yes, it does appear to be recent- within the last probably 24 hours. Yes, it does appear to a recent homicide," Lt. Ford told us.

Lt. Ford said, "We are working these homicides hard. We realize there is an uptick and we're owning it. We have to do something better as an agency and as a community to not have these homicides happen."

JUST IN: @LRpolice investigating a homicide; one dead in 7400 block of Loretto Lane. PIO en route. #ARNews pic.twitter.com/q9QKFBCeKy

Police have not made arrests in Friday morning's murder, Friday night's triple murder or Sunday morning's homicide. 

Lt. Ford's message to the killer, "We're coming for you. We're looking for you and we're going to try to close these cases."

"You know I'm not going to lie. Like I said I'm 61 and my mama and daddy beat my butt. They beat my butt."

At Sunday morning's scene we learned there were five homicide detectives there working the case. 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– The last week has been the most violent weekend Little Rock has seen so far in 2018. 

Police confirmed Sunday detectives are investigating the Capital City's 5th murder in 53 hours. 

Little Rock homicide detectives aren't getting much sleep and many grieving families aren't either after nearly half a dozen people were murdered since Friday morning. 

Officers, detectives, crime scene techs have worked and continue to work what some may say seems non stop since this recent rash of violence began.

LRPD says just before 9am this morning someone called 911 saying they found a body on this dead end road off Mabelvale Pike; 1 man in his late 20s to early 30s is dead; no ID yet; no arrest yet #ARNews pic.twitter.com/oIKMxQgNKo

"Young lady I'm going to tell you like this. It makes me feel right now (that) I'm pretty hesitant to even be in my front yard," he said.

Lt. Michael Ford said, "8:40a.m. officers were dispatched to a subject down lying face down in the 7400 block Loretto Lane."

"Yes, it does appear to be recent- within the last probably 24 hours. Yes, it does appear to a recent homicide," Lt. Ford told us.

Lt. Ford said, "We are working these homicides hard. We realize there is an uptick and we're owning it. We have to do something better as an agency and as a community to not have these homicides happen."

JUST IN: @LRpolice investigating a homicide; one dead in 7400 block of Loretto Lane. PIO en route. #ARNews pic.twitter.com/q9QKFBCeKy

Police have not made arrests in Friday morning's murder, Friday night's triple murder or Sunday morning's homicide. 

Lt. Ford's message to the killer, "We're coming for you. We're looking for you and we're going to try to close these cases."

"You know I'm not going to lie. Like I said I'm 61 and my mama and daddy beat my butt. They beat my butt."

At Sunday morning's scene we learned there were five homicide detectives there working the case. 


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