UPDATE: Two injured in LR shootout, each charged after police say they shot at each other



LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The two victims that were injured in yesterday’s shooting at Labette Manor will now be charged with 1st Degree Battery.

Upon further investigation today, detectives say that Brian Sample and Anthony Sanders were shooting at each other.

Both of them will be charged once they are released from medical care.


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Several people called yesterday telling police that six males had been shooting at each other, and 20 to 30 shots were fired.

When police arrived they talked to Marsha Brooks who lived at Labette Manor Dr. Police say Brooks told them that she saw three males arguing with two others in front of Labette Manor Dr.

The males started talking about shooting each other, and Brooks told them to take their argument somewhere else.

The males walked over to Labette Dr. and Lynette Dr. and continued their argument. Brooks could no longer see the males when shots were fired.

Brooks recognized one of the males because he lived at Labette Manor.

Police talked to James McNeely who lived around Lyneete Dr. to see if he saw the shooting happen.

McNeely said that he saw three males standing on Labette Manor Dr. who were arguing with three other males that were standing on Lynette Dr.

The males who were standing on Lynette Dr. started shooting at the males at Labette Dr. The males who were at Labette Dr. starting shooting back.

Police found multiple empty shell casings on Labette Dr. directly south of McNeely’s house. Even more empty shell casings along with bullet projectiles and blood were found on Lynette Dr.

Just a few feet North of Labette Dr. police talked with Josiah Ukadike who lived at Labette Dr.

Ukadike showed police that a bullet went through his window on the front of his house. The bullet entered the house and then went through a wall before stopping in a second wall. Ukadike said that his wife, and daughter were in the house with him at the time of the incident.

Ukadike looked outside after hearing the shots and saw a male subject pushing an injured male subject into a grey Honda Civic.

A crime scene was set up around the intersection of Labette Dr. and Lynette Dr.

The crime scene unit found that another house on Labette Dr. was struck by bullets as well. No one was in the house at the time of the incident.

Brian Sample, 24, of Little Rock was dropped off at Baptist Hospital. Sample had multiple gunshot wounds, but was in stable condition.

Anthony Sanders, 19, of Little Rock was dropped off at Saint Vincent Hospital. He had multiple gunshot wounds, but was in stable condition s well.

Detectives went to both hospitals to continue their investigation.

No further information at this time.


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A shooting sends two people to the hospital and Little Rock police are working to figure out who pulled the trigger.

Police were called out to Labette Manor Drive on Wednesday, before receiving calls from two hospitals about the victims.

Police are not saying much about the investigation.

Detectives spent several hours talking to neighbors and taking pictures of shell casings.

“It is shocking,” Edward Jordan said.

Dozens of shell casings canvas Labette Manor and Lanette Drive on Wednesday in Little Rock.

“I’m a little nervous about this,” David Benear said.

People who live in the area say they’re not used to seeing the road blocked off with police tape and detectives taking pictures.

“I walk this neighborhood at night time a lot,” Benear said.

Edward Jordan has lived in the neighborhood for over 40 years.

“We’ve had our bad times and we’ve had good times over the years. It’s been rather quiet but we went through the gang years several years ago. I would have expected it more back then but now I’m sort of surprised to see this when I come through,” Jordan said.

Around 2:00 o’clock on Wednesday afternoon, police were called to the area after shots were fired.

School buses were dropping kids off.

“And those buses usually run up till around 8 o’clock at night,” Benear said.

They received another call about two males showing up at two separate hospitals.

“It could have been some random people driving by and shooting at one another because we don’t have many problems in this neighborhood,” Jordan said.

The scene had neighbors on edge and wondering what happened.

“I don’t think I’m going to be walking here again you know,” Benear said.

Police say both victims are reported to be males. One victim is listed in stable condition and being interviewed by detectives. The other victim is listed in critical condition.

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