|Updated: 3/28/2012 3:15 pm
||Published: 3/27/2012 10:21 am
LITTLE ROCK, AR – Officials from the Little Rock Police Department have arrested a suspect in connection to a Monday night shooting.
Police say Roderick Williams was taken into custody on a misdemeanor traffic warrant on March 27. According to reports, Williams was involved in a shooting that took place around 9:40 pm in the parking lot of Discount Tobacco, located at 5400 West 51st street, on March 26.
When police arrived, they found the victim, later identified as 32-year-old Jessie Beasley, suffering from several small caliber gunshot wounds. Beasely told police that the suspect, identified as Roderick Williams, shot him and fled the scene in a white SUV with an Arkansas license plate number 565 RLP.
Beasely was taken to UAMS where his condition is unknown.
Williams was charged with first degree battery and possession of a firearm. The investigation is ongoing.