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Conway man shot at during attempted robbery, police say

Posted: December 30, 2013 - 1:00pm

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A Conway man says he was shot at after breaking a glass bottle over the head of a man who he claims attempted to steal his keys.

Conway police responded to a shots fired call at the gas station, located in the 500 block of East Dave Ward Drive, around 11:12 a.m. Sunday.

Gas station employees told police they heard either a gun shot or glass breaking outside, and then observed a white SUV, with a window shot out, leaving the parking lot. Officers were able to collect a shell casing from the scene, and observed broken glass in the parking lot.

Minutes after leaving the scene, officers were dispatched again to the location after being advised the victim had returned.

The 24-year-old Conway man told police he was approached by a heavy-set, 35-year-old black man who asked for money. While reaching for money, the victim said the man attempted to take his keys.

At that point, the victim said he broke a glass liquor bottle over the head of the man, who then brandished a pistol and fired the weapon.

The victim said he then left the parking lot, and went to a relative’s home. The victim said the suspect was driving a white Chevrolet Caprice, possibly a 1997 model.

Officers were able to collect a fragmented bullet and dried blood from the victim’s vehicle. All evidence was sent to the State Crime Lab, the police report states.

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lachowsj
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lachowsj 12/30/13 - 02:40 pm
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Sounds like

Sounds like the "victim" may have left out a few details in the telling. Also sounds like this was very close to becoming a homicide due to the easy availability of guns.

sevenof400
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sevenof400 12/30/13 - 02:52 pm
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Yes indeed because....

...the gun spontaneously jumped up and shot at someone all by itself.

Hold the people responsible for their actions for a change SJ.

Elmer Fudd
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Elmer Fudd 12/30/13 - 03:06 pm
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How

did they know the guy was 35 years old? Strange.

InsGuru
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InsGuru 12/30/13 - 03:39 pm
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Why?

Was there an empty liquor bottle in the car?

ucantbserious
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ucantbserious 12/30/13 - 04:56 pm
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So pessimistic

Who said it was empty? ;)

InsGuru
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InsGuru 12/30/13 - 05:27 pm
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Well simple

Because it didn't say "They noticed a strong odor of intoxicants". I mean, we could pretty much get rid of the K9 unit, I'm starting to believe CPD has a better nose than them (the K9's).

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cyndie74 12/30/13 - 05:44 pm
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Easy availability of guns?

You do realize when people LEGALLY obtain a firearm there is a check right? I would wage a bet most criminals using a gun are using a stolen one that was obtained legally originally. Someone cleared to obtain a firearm is still going to be able to obtain the firearm, even if you make the process HARDER. Guess what, you will STILL have thieves and robbers who will find a way to steal them! Your brain must not process information correctly. I am not sure if they have medication that can help you, but good luck.

lachowsj
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lachowsj 12/30/13 - 07:25 pm
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Process information

My brain is fine Cyndie but thanks for your concern. Now process this. Arkansas is among the majority of states that do not require any background checks at all for guns sold by private individuals either on their own or at gun shows. But the point of my comment was not whether the gun was obtained legally or illegally. It was that a gun was there and was used in what might have been a drunken disagreement. Guns and alcohol do not mix well. Guns and high emotions mix even less well. And in this country guns are everywhere, so much so that people want to march up and down the street (if it's not raining) to show them off. Guns here are like Spam in the old Monty Python sketch. "I'll have the guns, guns, guns, bacon, guns, sausage, guns, guns and guns."

faulknerwatchdog
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faulknerwatchdog 12/30/13 - 11:34 pm
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Alcohol and guns don't mix.

Alcohol and guns don't mix. Alcohol and high emotions don't mix. Alcohol and automobiles don't mix. Alcohol and families don't mix. As a matter of fact, the only thing alcohol mixes well with is coke and pizza. Sounds like alcohol needs to be better regulated, more so than guns even. Heck, maybe we should even outlaw alcohol and/or make it harder to obtain. We've never tried that before. Yeah, let's try that!

lachowsj
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lachowsj 12/31/13 - 08:22 am
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Hey, dog

Not gonna chase your red herring. The subject was guns. And I'm not calling for prohibition, just reasonable regulation. By your line of thinking we should not regulate guns or alcohol or, for that matter, drugs. After all, drugs don't kill people, people kill people.

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