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Little Rock man killed in shooting outside housing complex

January 9, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock police are investigating the death of an 18-year-old man who was shot in the throat outside of an apartment complex.

Antwan Anderson was shot Monday after he fired shots at an SUV, police said. First responders took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses told detectives there were several men, including Anderson, hanging out in a breezeway at the apartment complex.

The 26-year-old driver of the SUV told investigators that he was picking up his 1-year-old child when Anderson and the other men started shooting at his vehicle, so he sped off.

The 22-year-old driver of a sedan told investigators that he saw the men shooting at the SUV so he opened fire on them, according to the police report, which lists the sedan driver as a suspect in Anderson’s death.

Both drivers were released without being charged, police said. The investigation is ongoing.

The killing is the first homicide of the year in Little Rock. The city had more than 50 last year, which was the most it has had in a decade.

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