A 3-year-old boy died Saturday night after his grandmother discovered he had been shot in an apparent road rage incident, police in Arkansas said. KARK reported Thursday that the U.S. Marshals say the Little Rock Police Department have arrested a suspect.
The boy’s grandmother told authorities that someone fired into the car she was driving Saturday night, but that she didn’t realize her grandson was injured until she parked at a JCPenney store in west Little Rock, KTHV reported.
Investigators believe that the shooting happened in southwest Little Rock, around Warren Drive and Mablevale Cut Off Road. It was reported around 6:25 p.m. local time at the JCPenney, about 10 miles away, KARK reported.
Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner told the news station that authorities don’t believe the shooter knew the 3-year-old boy or his grandmother.
“I certainly have no information to say that anyone in this family has done anything to cause this young person (to lose his) life,” Buckner told KARK. “This is about as (frustrated) as you can be as a public safety official, or just a plain citizen.”
Police said the suspect remained at large early Sunday.
NBC News reported that the city of Little Rock announced a $20,000 reward Sunday. On Tuesday, the FBI announced a $20,000 reward.
The Little Rock Police Department arrested suspect Greg Holmes with assistance from the U.S. Marshals.
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