UPDATE: Third suspect arrested in officer-involved shooting

LRPD Officer Shawn Bakr was shot during a robbery at the Red Lobster on Markham in Little Rock on Saturday after exchanging gunfire with the alleged suspects.

UPDATE (1/11 1:45 a.m.):

Police have a third suspect in custody in connection with Saturday's officer-involved shooting at Red Lobster. Police say Kenneth Nelson, 25, of Little Rock, was arrested after a standoff with the Little Rock SWAT team.

Nelson is facing numerous charges, including aggravated robbery, criminal attempt, first degree battery, and six charges of aggravated assault. He is being held without bail at the Pulaski County jail.


UPDATE (1/10 10:45 p.m.):

The Little Rock SWAT team has been called to 32nd and Tyler where officials say the third suspect in the Red Lobster shooting is. We have a crew on scene and will continue to update this developing story.


UPDATE (1/10 3:30 p.m.):

An arrest has been made in Saturday's officer-involved shooting at the Little Rock Red Lobster. Troy Williams Jr., 20 of Cabot, was found hiding in a shed by police early Sunday morning.

Williams faces several charges including aggravated robbery, criminal attempt to commit capital murder, battery 1st (involving a law enforcement officer) and six counts of aggravated assault.

A 17-year-old suspect is recovering in serious condition at a Little Rock hospital after being shot during a robbery attempt at the Red Lobster. LRPD Chief Kenton Buckner said at a press conference earlier on Sunday that he believes the juvenile suspect will eventually be charged as an adult.

A third suspect remains at large, according to Little Rock Lt. Steven McClanahan. McClanahan said detectives are not ready to release information on the third suspect at this time.


UPDATE (1/10 12:30 p.m.):

Little Rock police say the officer involved in Saturday night's shooting at the Red Lobster on Markham in West Little Rock was released late Saturday night after being shot in the shoulder, according to LRPD Chief Kenton Buckner.

Buckner held a press conference Sunday afternoon, to address questions regarding the first officer-involved shooting of 2016.

The officer involved, Shawn Bakr, an LRPD officer since 2011, was working an off-duty security detail at the Red Lobster on Saturday.

According to Buckner, Bakr had intervened in a robbery in progress at the Red Lobster when at least one of the suspects involved exchanged gunfire with Bakr.

Bakr and a 17-year-old juvenile suspect were shot during the altercation. The juvenile is in police custody at a local hospital, and police say he is in serious condition. Bakr was released from the hospital late Saturday night.

A 20-year-old person of interest was arrested by Little Rock police early on Sunday. Police say there is also a third suspect involved, but could not provide a description of the suspect at the time of Buckner's press conference.

The Red Lobster on Markham had been robbed before - part of the reason the restaurant had hired an off-duty police officer to work security detail. Bakr had been working the security detail for several months according to Buckner.

According to Buckner, Bakr is on administrative leave pending a Little Rock Police Department investigation.



The Little Rock Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting Saturday night at Red Lobster, in which an officer was shot and injured. Police have one suspect in custody, and are searching for two others.

According to Little Rock police, the officer was shot in the shoulder and was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The officer was stationed at the Red Lobster on Markham when a robbery occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Saturday.

The officer was then shot.

The suspect who shot the officer was also injured and taken to a local hospital.

Other suspects who police say were involved in the robbery fled the scene and are at-large.

All suspects are believed to be men.

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