|Updated: 12/17/2012 11:11 am
||Published: 12/17/2012 11:09 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR – An owner of a Little Rock business reportedly chased down several suspects who robbed his store.
According to Sgt. Cassandra Davis with the Little Rock Police Department, Police responded to the Urban Swagg store located at 315 Bowman Road in response to a shooting that had just occurred. When they arrived, police spoke to several witnesses, including Dexter Mitchell, the owner of the business.
Mitchell told police that while inside of the store, three unknown suspects came inside and began to walk around. One suspect approached him and asked for a pair of shoes, then pulled out a black semi-automatic pistol and pointed it in Mitchell’s face. The suspect reportedly told Mitchell to get behind the counter and asked for the key to the register.
Mitchell said that after explaining to the suspect where the key to the register was, he pushed away the weapon and began to struggle with the suspect. The other suspects then began to hit his face and head, then tied up his hands and feet. The suspects also tied up Mitchell’s girlfriend, Ayika Haten. The suspects reportedly stole an unknown amount of expired concert tickets along with $200 from Haten.
Mitchell told police that the suspects then fled the business and he chased after them, firing approximately six shots from his personal revolver. Witnesses reported seeing Mitchell chase the suspects who occasionally fired at Mitchell, with Mitchell returning fire.
Witnesses told police that there was an orange and black Chevy Avalanche along with a Red Honda Accord near the business that could be potential suspect vehicle. Mitchell was treated for his injuries at the scene.
Police searched the area for the suspects, but were unable to locate any. The investigation is ongoing.