Arrest Made in Friday Double Shooting Case in Little Rock

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Update (01/06):

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A Benton man is in custody, and is expected to face two murder charges in the shooting deaths of two men in Little Rock on Friday.

26-year-old Matthew Chism of Benton was taken into custody around 7:00 p.m.Saturday night.

Chism is being held without bond and will face two counts of first degree murder and a charge of committing a terroristic act. 



The two people killed in a shooting Friday in Little Rock have been identified.

They are 56-year-old Robert Curlett and 38-year-old Christopher Carter. 

Robert Curlett was found at the scene of the double shooting at Roosevelt and MLK

38-year-old Christopher Carter died after being taken to a local hospital.

The vehicle used to transport Mr. Carter to the hospital, and two other vehicles were towed to the Little Rock Police Crime Scene Bay to be processed for evidence.  

The Pulaski County Coroners Office has transported the bodies of the victim’s to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory.  

The next of kin of Mr. Christopher Carter and Mr. Robert Curlett have been notified. 

This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Little Rock Police Department.

Original Story:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The shooting deaths of two men on a city street Friday morning are being investigated as a double homicide.

Both victims died within an hour of the incident that happened shortly after 10 a.m. on MLK Drive near Roosevelt Road.

The names of the victims have not yet been released. Police say one of them died at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the other at UAMS.

The Little Rock Police Department says detectives are looking for a red car in the case.

Right above where the deadly gunfire broke out, a police camera sits on a utility pole.

“We will check it and make sure we can identify the vehicle, make, model and stuff like that and try to get a tag number,” said Lt. Michael Ford, LRPD Public Information Officer. “At this time we are asking for witnesses help. If you saw something, it’s early on in the day, it’s a major intersection, so if you saw something, please don’t hesitate to call us.”

Parts of MLK were shutdown for some time after the shooting as detectives collected evidence.

This is the second double homicide in Little Rock within a week.

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