Two in custody and one on the run after 3-year-old girl shot in West Memphis


WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — A three-year-old girl is recovering at Le Bonheur after being shot Monday evening in West Memphis, according to West Memphis Police.

Two 15-year-olds were arrested and will be charged as adults for first-degree battery and seven counts of terroristic act/shots at occupied Vehicle, police said.

One more suspect is on the run, according to police, Keon Robinson has been identified as a suspect. Robinson currently has multiple warrants for his arrest. He is considered to be at large, armed and dangerous.

WMPD said the shooting happened in the 1800 block of East Barton around 8 p.m. Officers responded to a shooting call, and the child was transported to Le Bonheur and is currently in stable condition.

Detectives with the West Memphis Police Department processed the scene for evidence and interviewed witnesses.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the little girl. The men and women of the West Memphis Police Department will work tirelessly to see that justice is served to all suspects involved,” said West Memphis Chief of Police Michael Pope.

WREG reached out to the child’s mother and father on social media. The child’s mother said she didn’t have anything to say about the incident and that her main concern is her baby, and making sure she’s OK. 

Her father says despite his daughter being in pain, she is in stable condition.

Investigators released little information about what the argument was about and who was involved.

“A 15-year-old shouldn’t have a gun. There should be no reason, no way for a 15-year-old to have a gun,” West Memphis resident Robert Gaston Jr. said.

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