Sister Searches for Answers on Anniversary of Brother’s Murder


“Today was the day that changed my life.” 

One year ago, Charmaine Cook-Johnson was working overnight when she got the call her little brother had been shot. 

“The not knowing killed me almost you know in those hours,” she said. 

She later found out he was gunned down in his car while sitting outside their family home on Wolfe street in Little Rock. 

 “My mom found him, and by [that] time, it was too late.That’s the part people don’t even know,” she said. 

Their mom was the only person in the house at the time of the shooting.

But Cook-Johnson believes after living there for more than 10 years, she’s not the only one who saw something. 

“For someone to not know anything, just not anything, or say anything, bothers me, to my core, like, unbelievable,” she said. 

Troy Langston, 24, left behind 4 siblings and two toddlers, only 2 and 3 years old now. 

 “He was a son, he was a father, he was a brother and all that was just taken away,” Cook-Johnson said. 

Another thing taken away was their family home. 

During Langston’s funeral, the family says their house was ransacked.

“There’s no way we could have lived there because it was destroyed,” Cook-Johnson said. 

As Cook-Johnson and her family learn to adjust, there’s one thing she won’t let go.

“That’s what my mission has been, to ask for the truth and I’m going to continue to ask for the truth until it actually comes out,” she said. 

If you have any information regarding this case, you’re asked to contact LRPD. 

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