LITTLE ROCK, Ark.– Little Rock Police investigate the capital city’s 21st homicide of 2018.
It happened Saturday just before 11p.m. near 13th and Jefferson.
We learned a 64-year-old Little Rock man was shot and killed while taking his older brother home.
The victim’s other brother now has a powerful message to the killers as police ask for the community’s help finding them.
Police identified the victim as 64-year-old Maurice Culberson of Little Rock,
His brother Mark Culberson told me his brother was also a husband, a father, a veteran, a recent retiree, a grandparent and a person who would help anyone he could.
Mark said, “I feel hurt. I feel loneliness.”
He stood inches away from where blood marked where his brother Maurice was shot and killed while dropping off their older brother Saturday.
“He did 8 years in the Airforce and everything. He’s been married over 30 years,” he told us as describing his brother.
We met with the Little Rock Police Department on Sunday.
“He did 8 years in the Airforce and everything. He’s been married over 30 years to the same wife.” -victim’s brother
One of Maurice Culberson’s brothers gave me this photo of the 64yo killed in Little Rock Saturday night. #ARNews pic.twitter.com/uhWovFalfn— Price McKeon (@PriceMcKeon) July 8, 2018
Officer Steve Moore said, “Give us a call. Any tip that we can get on this (we need). We’re talking about what looks like a guy just out there trying to get his brother dropped off and now he’s deceased.”
LRPD said it happened just before 11 Saturday night near 13th and Jefferson.
Officer Moore said, “He was waiting on his brother to go into the house. From what we have been able to determine 2 younger black males ran up to the car that he (the victim) was in and shots were fired.”
Mark said, “I was told when I got to the hospital he (Maurice) was shot on the left and the right side and one of the bullets penetrated and hit his chest,” Mark said.
He then addressed the statement about the suspects being younger men.
He said, “If it was two young guys (then) all this violence got [sic] to stop. All this shooting has got to stop.”
JUST IN: We’re learning more information from LRPD about Saturday night’s homicide. It marks the 21st murder in the capital city in 2018. #ARNews pic.twitter.com/Pkq6sUTixL— Price McKeon (@PriceMcKeon) July 8, 2018
We learned from police it’s possible this was a robbery that turned into a murder.
Culberson said, “He would’ve given the car (or) the money (or) whatever. He don’t care because just like he tell [sic] me ‘if I got it I’ll give it to you because tomorrow’s not promised to nobody[sic].'”
As police search for whoever killed the father and grandfather, his brother, who worked nearly 3 decades at a prison, had a message.
Evidence markers remain at the scene this morning where LRPD says 64yo Maurice Culberson was shot and killed after dropping his brother off at home last night #ARNews pic.twitter.com/fcnj43Q0dc— Price McKeon (@PriceMcKeon) July 8, 2018
“May God bless you. I hope they catch you and that you do the amount of time that I did working there,” he said.
LRPD said the 2 men seen at the scene ran away into a wooded area.
Some bullets hit a near-by neighbor’s apartment. No one at that residence was injured.
It is still very early in the investigation as of Sunday evening; however LRPD said officers don’t have much information to go on and need the community’s help.