A shooting investigation is underway after Conway police were alerted Saturday by Conway Regional Medical Center staff that a patient suffering from a gunshot wound was dropped off at the emergency room.
Online records show officers were alerted at 9:42 p.m. Saturday that a gunshot victim was dropped off at the emergency room entrance.
The apparent victim had a gunshot wound “to his upper right leg that had an entrance and exit would,” according to a search warrant affidavit.
Detective Brian Williams sought a search warrant after speaking with the victim on Monday, after he was released from the hospital.
While at the hospital, the victim admitted he went to an apartment in Building F at the Salem Park Apartments to buy marijuana. He told police he was accompanied by his cousin when the incident occurred.
While at the apartment in question, two black males “pulled pistols on them and robbed [the victim] of $400 and his ZTE cellular phone.”
According to the victim, he and one of the suspects began fighting over one of the firearms after the suspect hit him on the head with a pistol.
As the two struggled for the gun, “that weapon discharged, striking [the victim] in the upper right leg.” The victim told police he had never been to this particular apartment before and did not know who the suspects were.
As the Conway Police Department worked to identify the men who were reportedly responsible for the shooting, they questioned Salem Park Apartments maintenance workers about who lived in the building in question, specifically the two apartments the victim said the event could have happened at. Immediately after the incident, the victim said he was unsure which of the two apartments the shooting occurred at.
An employee pointed out he believed the incident occurred at Apartment F12, “due to hight foot traffic complaints” staff receive regarding that apartment. However, the victim did not recognize the tenant following a photo lineup. According to the search warrant request, the alleged victim did positively point out Apartment F12 when asked to show police what apartment he visited the night he was shot.
A circuit judge approved the search warrant request on Monday and officers conducted the search that evening, according to online records.
Detectives searched the home from 6:50-7:28 p.m. Monday and collected a spent slung that was found in the front bedroom as evidence in the case.
CPD spokesman LaTresha Woodruff confirmed Wednesday that the case "is still under investigation," adding that no arrests have been made at this time in the case.