Update: Man arrested in connection to shooting at Benton McDonald’s near Alcoa Road

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BENTON, Ark.- Benton Police say a McDonald’s employee has been arrested after shooting a coworker inside the fast food spot near Alcoa Road Wednesday morning.

According to officers, 59-year-old Lawrence Parrin shot and injured a coworker, then drove off. Detectives were able to track him down a few miles away by pinging his phone.

“There was a short vehicle pursuit and we were able to take him into custody later on,” explained Lt. Quinton Jackson.  “I’m not sure what all transpired because they’re still investigating that part.”

The victim, a woman, is also an employee at the McDonald’s. Police say she was taken to the hospital but her condition is unknown.

“I’m sure the whole entire community is wanting answers, but as it stands right now we don’t have those,” added Lt. Jackson.

Benton Police Criminal Investigations Division have taken over the case, but police say more information could be released at a later time.

Update:

BENTON, Ark.- Benton Police say a man has been arrested in connection to a shooting at the McDonald’s near Alcoa Road that happened around 7 Wednesday morning.

According to a release sent Wednesday, Lawrence Parrin, 59, of Benton, was arrested near the McDonald’s after a brief chase.

Investigators say Parrin is an employee at the McDonald’s.

The victim, a woman, is also an employee at the McDonald’s, officials say.

Police say the victim was taken to the hospital, but her condition is not known at this time.

Benton Police Criminal Investigations Division have taken over the case, but police say more information could be released at a later time.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171 or 501-315-TIPS. Anonymous tips may also be sent via text to CRIMES (274637) with the keyword BNPD in the body of the message, via the official Benton Police Department app available on iTunes and Google Play or at www.crimereports.com.

Original Story:

BENTON, Ark.- Benton Police confirm there was a shooting inside the McDonald’s on Alcoa Road.

According to Benton Police, it was not a robbery.

This is a developing story.

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