Report: Hitchhiker shoots man who picked him up

Report: Hitchhiker shoots man who picked him up

A man who picked up a hitchhiker Saturday night in Little Rock was shot when he stopped at a store at the hitchhiker’s request.
LITTLE ROCK, AR – A man who picked up a hitchhiker Saturday night in Little Rock was shot when he stopped at a store at the hitchhiker’s request.

According to the police report, Jimmy Griffis, 22, picked up a man on 25th street around 10pm Saturday. Griffis then drove to the Asher Food Mart at 4203 Asher Avenue. According to Griffis, the hitchhiker asked him to go in the store him. When they both got out of the car, the hitchhiker pulled a gun and tried to rob him. After a “brief argument,” the suspect shot Griffis.

Griffis was driven to UAMS by someone at the scene. Police say the gunshot wound went through his arm, into his chest, and out his back. The report says the wounds were non-life threatening.
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