LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Little Rock police said that a man found shot in the River Market parking deck on Memorial Day attacked a Mississippi family before he was injured.
According to the Little Rock Police Department, one of the victims told officers that a man came up from behind and hit him several times as the victim was loading a wagon onto the roof of the vehicle.
Another victim, who was in the passenger’s seat of the car, told officers that the suspect got into the front seat of the vehicle and hit her in the face with his fist. The report said she told police that she pulled out her pistol and shot toward the suspect, striking him in the head and neck area.
Once the suspect fell to the ground, the report said that woman in the car called 911.
Officers said that two children were in the vehicle at the time of the attempted carjacking and shooting. The victims are from Byhalia, Mississippi, according to a Little Rock police report.
Once officers arrived at the scene and made sure the victims were safe, they began first aid on the suspect until medical personnel arrived.
Police said Wednesday that the suspect is still in the hospital.