Conway Police Department (CPD) officers have one suspect in custody after a shooting in the parking lot of 10Box Cost Plus on Harkrider Street shortly before 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, CPD spokesman Lacey Kanipe told the Log Cabin Democrat.
The CPD has arrested 27-year-old Kyren Freeman on charges of criminal attempt to commit murder in the first degree, first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor and an unrelated misdemeanor warrant, Kanipe said.
CPD first notified the public of the shooting via a social media post just after 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. Officers arrived at the grocery store at 7:45 a.m. and “located a 23 year-old male in the parking lot suffering from multiple gunshot wounds,” a social media post announcing Freeman’s arrest later on Thursday morning read. That victim, whose injuries were not believed to be life-threatening, was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
About 40 minutes after officers first arrived at the scene of shooting, at 8:25 a.m., the CPD took Freeman into custody at a nearby residence.
“Freeman has been jailed at the Faulkner County Detention Center,” the CPD post read. “The involved parties were all at the above location for a custody exchange of a minor.”
In response to the shooting, St. Joseph School, located across the street from the grocery store, briefly went into a lockdown. School officials lifted the lockdown shortly after instituting it.
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