Update: Boy, 15, pleads not guilty in NLR cemetery killing

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Update:

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A man who works at a local cemetery is mourning the loss of a co-worker who was shot to death on the job Wednesday afternoon.

Brandon is an employee at Edgewood Cemetery and worked with the victim, Kris Dacus.

“He’s a great man and I’m very glad that in this life I got to meet a great man like that,” Brandon said.

Brandon says while they were co-workers, Dacus meant so much more to him.

”Lost my leader. Lost a good guy in my life. It’s hard, don’t expect stuff like that,” Brandon added.

He doesn’t know why the group, including the suspect, walked through the cemetery Wednesday.

”We see kids coming through here all the time but we never had anything like that,” he continued.

Brandon and Dacus were groundskeepers protecting the proerty. Police say Dacus was doing just that when his life was cut too short.

“God never promises you tomorrow, you need to make the best out of it,” Brandon said.

Update:

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A local teen arrested after a Wednesday shooting death has pleaded not guilty in the case.

A district court judge set bond for Kelton Ahmad McIntire, 15, at $1 million during a Thursday morning appearance.

McIntire is accused in the killing of Kristopher Dacus, 33, at Edgewood Cemetery.

Update:

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — According the the North Little Rock Police Department (NLRPD), a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of a 33-year-old man.

Police officers with NLRPD responded to the scene Edgewood Cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.

The victim was found with multiple gunshot wounds and died after being taken to the hospital.

He has been identified as Kristopher Dacus of North Little Rock.

Officers were notified about a possible suspect who had been described as a juvenile black male. The male was seen running from the cemetery immediately following the shooting.

Officers quickly began to search the area and located the juvenile at an apartment.

The suspect was identified as Kelton Ahmad McIntire of North Little Rock, according to police.

Police say McIntire was arrested and charged with First Degree Murder for his actions that led to the shooting death of Mr. Dacus.

McIntire will be charged as an adult in this case and is currently being held at the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility with no bond.

His court date is set for Feb. 27 at 9 a.m.

During the course of the investigation McIntire was with three other unnamed juveniles who were walking through Edgewood Cemetery on their way home.

Dacus who was an employee of the cemetery saw the juveniles and approached the group telling them to leave the property.

Police say three of the juveniles began to run towards the exit while McIntire continued to walk slowly across the property. Dacus approached McIntire and during a struggle McIntire pulled out a Handgun and shot Dacus multiple times.

McIntire left the cemetery and was arrested later.

This investigation continues.

Original Story:

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A shooting victim found Wednesday in a local cemetery has died.

The victim was found around 2:25 p.m. Wednesday at 4200 Division St. (Edgewood Cemetery), states a North Little Rock Police Department (NLRPD) news release issued early Wednesday evening.

Police say the victim died after being taken to the hospital.

A homicide investigation is underway by NLRPD detectives.

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