UPDATE: Second arrest made in the 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.


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.

Original story:

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-We are learning more about the airman who was shot and killed during a gas station robbery in North Little Rock on Friday.

Police say the victim is 23-year old Senior Airman Shawn Mckeough Jr. He was a customer at the gas station Friday night.

Mckeough was from Maine and stationed at the Little Rock Air Force Base.

It’s a very tragic situation for the family as they grieve and mourn the loss of Shawn.

KARK 4’s Re’Chelle Turner spoke to Shawns girlfriend, Sarah Terrano on the phone.

Terrano said it’s been extremely tough. She says Shawn was loved by many and he will always be a hero.

North Little Rock police says this is still a very active and on-going investigation but, they need help from the community catching the people responsible.

“It’s unfathomable,” Robert Herring said.

People are speechless after learning Senior Airman Shawn Mckeough was shot and killed.

“It’s kind of hard for me to understand what his family is going through, his friends,” Herring said.

Little Rock police says Airman Mckeough tried to stop an armed robbery at the Valero Big Red gas station on West Broadway Street in North Little Rock.

“Had his whole life ahead of him, just trying to do the right thing in a bad situation and his life was lost so needlessly,” Herring said.

Mckeough was 23-years old.

He was from Westbrook, Maine and stationed at the Little Rock Air Force Base.

“When anyone loses their lives in such a tragic fashion by violence for any reason it’s horrible,” Sgt. Amy Cooper said.

North Little Rock Police are investigating it’s first homicide of 2019.

“It is a horrible, horrible incident and it is just so heart-breaking,” Sgt. Cooper said.

Police released video of the suspects on Saturday. The suspects are dressed in all black and holding guns.

Sgt. Amy Copper said detectives can’t solve this case alone.

“Let’s help get those responsible for this behind bars to face that justice,” Sgt. Cooper said,

As the search for justice continues, people say the suspects need to turn themselves in.

“Because they know now that they’re on the run. They probably scared and know they did something very, very terrible and it would make everyone’s lives easier,” Herring said.

The North Little Rock Police Department is offering a $10,000 dollar reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

Shawns girlfriend released a statement:

Shawn was one of a kind, he lit up any room he walked into. With his jokes, he contagious smile, his wittiness. He was so brave, he told me over and over he would never let any one hurt me. Shawn loved anything outdoors, fishing, hunting, hiking. Most of all he loved Sebago Lake, that was his favorite place to be. With all of his family and friends. He was so strong, physically and mentally. He spent 3 years over seas. 2 years at Ramstein Air Force Bass, Deployment to Kuwait, and a short tour at Osan Air base in South Korea before coming back to the United States. Since December him and I (his girlfriend) have lived in North Little Rock with our two puppies. He loved them so much. He was so loving, he gave me everything I had ever wanted and more. He loved his family, he loved his friends, the ones from day 1 and the ones from everywhere he’s been. He is so missed, this world will never be the same without him. There’s not enough words to truly express how amazing her was.

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