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LR man shot by hitchhiker after giving him a lift

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Police say Jimmy Griffis, 22, picked up a stranger and gave him a lift to a store on Asher Ave., where the man then shot him late Saturday night.

According to the police report, the victim was driving down 25th Street when the suspect waved him down and asked for a ride to the Site convenience store. When they arrived, the suspect got out of the vehicle, pulled a gun on Griffis, and demanded money.

The reports says the two got into an argument that ended with Griffis getting shot in his chest and arm. The injuries were not life-threatening.

Video surveillance shows the suspect running off after the shooting. A witness helped get the victim to the hospital.

Police are still looking for the suspect, who faces charges of aggravated robbery and first-degree battery if he is apprehended.

LRPD investigating Sunday afternoon murder

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Little Rock police are investigating a homicide that happened Sunday afternoon around 1 p.m.

It reportedly happened on the 2000 block of West 18th Street. The victim is identified as 39-year-old Joseph McCardell.

Sgt. Cassandra Davis with the Little Rock Police Department says the man's body was found by his teenage daughter.

The victim's vehicle, a 2005 Nissan Titan, was recovered later at 22nd and Scott streets. Davis says it was taken in for processing.

THV 11 News update this story with more information as the story develops.

LRPD: University Burger King robbed at gunpoint

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Two men robbed a Burger King at gunpoint Sunday morning, according to police.

Detectives on the scene said it happened about 9:15 a.m. at the South University restaurant. There were two male suspects reported.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Democrats respond to McDaniel dropping out of governor's race

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - A little more than two weeks after Attorney General Dustin McDaniel told supporters he could move forward from the affair and run an honest campaign for Governor his tune changes. Friday McDaniel issued a statement saying he does not want this race to be about him personally and for that reason he's dropping out.

"After going through this blaze of publicity, kind of focus on his family and I think that's best for him and his family at this time," says Chair of the Arkansas Democratic Party Will Bond.

Bond says the party will move forward with other strong candidates, but admits McDaniel has the makings of a great leader.

"It would have been something that kept coming up, but I think it's more of a family personal issue," says Bond.

Political strategist Robert McLarty believes McDaniel could have overcome the public blemish, but understands his decision.

CPD needs help looking for wanted woman

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Conway Police are asking for the public's help in finding a woman wanted for a felony warrant.

According to public information officer LaTresha Woodruff, officers are currently looking for Francesca Henderson, 26, of Conway. Woodruff said she is wanted for a felony warrant of theft by receiving involving the use of a stolen credit card.

Woodruff added that Henderson could also face some charges in a car accident.

Her last known address is 1272 Lincoln Street in Conway, but she could be in the Little Rock area, said Woodruff. She is not considered armed or dangerous.

If you have information on her whereabouts, please call Conway Police at (501) 450-6120 or you can text an anonymous tip to CRIMES. Send the key word 'Conway' along with your tip.

3 arrested in connection with Lonoke Co. murder

LONOKE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - Three people are under arrest for the murder of a Little Rock man found dead in Lonoke County.

Jeremy Deshaun Davis, 29 of Lonoke, Kayla Nicole Miller, 22 of Beebe, and Nicholas Ryan Holloway, 23 of Beebe, are all under arrest in the murder investigation of Hurbert DeWayne Jackson.

Jackson, 27, was found on the side off Highway 15 on Bevis Rd. Jan. 20.

Davis and Miller were arrested on Jan. 21. Davis is charged with capital murder and felon in possession of a firearm. Miller is charged with felony hindering apprehension. Miller was given a $250,000 bond and Davis was held with no bond.

Holloway was arrested Jan. 24 and charged with capital murder and is being held with no bond.

(Source: Lonoke County Sheriff's Office)