UPDATED: Two men arrested after fatal mall shooting

The deceased victim is Christian Hayes. The female victim in critical condition is Jashonta Thomas. Police say both were working at Sbarro at the time of the robbery. One of the suspects once worked there.


Police have arrested two suspects in connection with a Fatal shooting at Park Plaza Mall Thursday night.

The suspects reportedly shot two employees, a man and a woman, as they were closing up at Sbarro's around 9:40 p.m. Police believe they were aiming to rob the business. The male victim died of his injuries. The woman is in critical condition.

Once on the scene, witnesses pointed police in the direction of possible suspects. Authorities tracked down Deonte Edison and Tristan Bryant, both of little Rock. Police arrested the pair around 11 p.m. Thursday. Both suspects face charges of capital murder and criminal attempt to commit capital murder.


A man is dead and a woman has been critically injured following an after hours shooting at Sbarro restaurant in Park Plaza mall.

Spokesperson for the Little Rock Police Department, Cassandra Davis, says that at around 9:40 p.m. the two victims, who were employees at the restaurant, were in the kitchen when a man walked in through a back door demanding money.

The female was shot multiple times. Officials are not able to confirm how many times the male was shot.

Police say they do not know why the store was robbed and whether or not the suspect took anything. The suspect is still on the loose, although officials say they have an idea of where he is hiding.

Officials are still trying to confirm whether or not the suspect was an employee at the restaurant.