UPDATE: Second arrest made in shooting death of a U.S. airman

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Update (Tuesday 1:20 a.m.) : 

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Police have arrested a second man in connection to a gas station robbery that ended with the death of a U.S. Airman.

Police say Keith Harris, Jr. admitted to being in the car with four other people on the night of the robbery. He says the group drove around for about an hour, deciding which business to rob.

Harris denied going into the gas station during the robbery. He told police that Drequan Robinson and another person covered their faces and went into the gas station with guns. A short time later, they returned to the car and drove away.

Harris is charged with Capital Murder.

Police are still looking for the second gunman involved in the robbery.


NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Authorities arrested Drequan Robinson, 18, Monday night in connection to the shooting death of a U.S. Airman. 

North Little Rock Police in conjunction with the U.S. Marshal Eastern Arkansas Fugitive Task Force and State Police located Drequan Robinson at The Motel 6 on Bankhead Drive in Little Rock. The arrest was made around 5:15 p.m.

Drequan Robinson has been transported to the North Little Rock Police Detectives Division where he is currently being interviewed.

The investigation and interview process is on-going and further information will be released when it becomes available.

Update (Monday 12:00 p.m. ):

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – NLRPD have identified a man as the suspect in the shooting death of Senior Airman Shawn Mckeough.

18-year-old Drequan Lamont Robinson is wanted for Capital Murder and Aggravated Robbery.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the NLRPD tip-line at (501) 680-8439.

Update (Sunday 11:30 a.m. ):

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – An Airman assigned to the 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron was killed in the attempted robbery Friday night at a gas station in North Little Rock.

The Little Rock Air Force Base has released a statement: 

“Senior Airman Shawn Mckeough Jr. served as an aerial delivery operations specialist for the 19th LRS.

His responsibilities included preparing aerial delivery loads and loading unilateral aircrew training bundles.  

 “We are heartbroken to have lost a valued member of our Team Little Rock family.” said Col. Gerald Donohue, 19 Airlift Wing commander.

“Shawn’s death will be felt by each of us, and we are committed to supporting his loved ones and fellow Airmen during this very difficult time.” 

 The investigation is being handled by the North Little Rock Police Department.

The Little Rock AFB team is committed to providing its full cooperation as the investigation is ongoing. “

Original Story:

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark-A search is underway for two suspects who are accused of killing a U.S. service member.

It happened during a North Little Rock robbery on Friday. The two people were dressed in all black and had hand guns.

They walked into the Valero Big Red gas station on West Broadway Street near Dickey Stephens Park.

North Little Rock police say shots were fired ultimately killing the service member who was a customer. Police have not named the victim yet.

People in the area says it doesn’t make any sense that an innocent life was taken but, they say the violence and shootings continue to happen.

“Violence can happen anywhere,” Marvin James said.

“It’s a sad situation with the violence we see in the world today,” James said.

Marvin James says the violent crimes happens too often.

“We see people killing people over different beliefs and concepts,” James said.

James played a game of basketball with his grandsons and other kids at at court in North Little Rock.

“We all decided to come down here and have a little entertainment,” James said.

He says it’s important to teach them that they don’t have turn to violence.

“Yea that’s all we want to do is come out and have a little fun,” James said.

James hopes the people who pulled the trigger will turn themselves in.

“Stand up for what you are willing to do because sooner or later the truth is going to come out so or later they will find out,” James said.

Police says the investigation is active and on-going.

The North Little Rock police department is offering a $10,000 dollar reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the two suspects.

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