Update: Homicide victim found shot behind LR liquor store identified

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UPDATE:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- Little Rock Police have identified the victim and suspect in a shooting on Wednesday.

According to Little Rock police, Cortez Kendrick, 25, drove to the police station and told police his brother was driving a white Nissan Maxima and there was a shooting victim inside the car.

Police say the Nissan never arrived at the police station, and Kendrick believed his brother might have got lost.

Officers drove around the area checked local hospitals to find the vehicle or shooting victim.

A short time later, officers say they found a 2014 Nissan Maxima parked behind the Pic-Pac Liquor Store on the 4400 block of W. 12th Street.

Police say they found a man and John Word, 21, who was suffering from a gunshot wound.

Authorities say Word died at the scene.

Investigators determined the shooting happened at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Store parking lot on the 5300 block of Asher Avenue.

Officers say they found two firearms in plain view inside the Maxima.

Kendrick told detectives he shot Word after Word tried to rob his brother.

Kendrick faces a theft by receiving charge, but homicide-related charges have not been filed at this time pending further investigation.

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UPDATE:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Police say the victim of a homicide reported Wednesday afternoon had been shot.

The Public Information Officer, Lt. Ford has confirmed that the shots were fired near O’Reilly Auto Parts on Asher around 3:15 p.m.

Police found the body of a 21-year-old man in a car they believe had been driven to the back of Pic Pac Liquor on West 12th street in Little Rock.

Police confirmed that a person of interest turned himself in.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Little Rock Police Department has confirmed there has been a homicide behind Pic-Pac Liquor on 12th street.

Police are investigating at this time.

We have a crew heading to the scene and will have more information when we know more.

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