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24-Year-Old Found Dead in Car, Why Neighbors Say No One Will Talk

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A 24-year-old father is dead after a shooting in a Little Rock neighborhood. Now, police are looking for a suspect.

The LRPD says they are trying to find the person who did this but have little information, and they are turning to the community for answers.

"I moved here in 1968, but I'm a graduate of Dunbar right down the street," Annie Abrams said.

For almost 50 years, Abrams has lived on Wolfe Street.

"When I moved here, it was less than 10 percent African American," Abrams said.

Abram said there was a "white flight" in her area, which sits near the State Fairgrounds, and ever since then, crime has increased. She said this motivated her to became very involved in her community. 

"When you have a lot of vacant lots, houses gone, jobs gone, businesses gone..." said Abrams.

Which is why she wasn't surprised when she heard the city's fifth homicide was just a few blocks down the street from her home.

"Their law enforcement is 'If you turn on me, I'm finna kill you because you kill my business,'" said Abrams.

"People committing violent crimes, we want to make sure we lock them up and put them away where they belong," said LRPD Lt. Steven McClanahan.

Around 11 o'clock Sunday night, the LRPD was called to the home at 3000 Wolfe Street. Where police say they found 24-year-old Troy Langston dead from gun shot wounds in the front seat of his car.

"This isn't always good policing that solves this cases. Good policing is important, but many time we need a good witness with that last piece to solve the case," said Lt. McClanahan.

Police said they have a limited description of the suspect, and Abrams says no one will talk to police.

"There are no snitches, because either you have participated, not you but a son daughter and she got on drugs and the drug dealer is knowing who the people that want to buy his product," Abrams said.

Abrams said the continuous circle has to change directions for there to be any change in the area.

"It's called a revolution when you turn something around this way instead of going faster that way," said Abrams.

Otherwise, she said, the neighborhood will see the same trends for decades to come.


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