A Little Rock man has been charged with two counts of capital murder Thursday in the shooting and killing of a 32-year-old woman and her 8-year-old son, according to police records.
#ShunterrisSalter and #JamichaelPetty, both of Little Rock, were found shot to death about 3:30 p.m Wednesday by Little Rock Police officers who responded to the 1800 block of Nichols Road for a shooting in progress, a news release and records show.
Their bodies were taken to the Arkansas State Crime Lab for autopsies.
#MalcolmEster, 24, was identified as a suspect during the investigation, documents show. Jail logs show he gave a statement Thursday about the murder after he was read his Miranda rights. As of Thursday night, he remained in Pulaski County jail without bail.
Family of Salter and Petty asked for more time to grieve when contacted by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. The larger Little Rock community also was grieving Thursday with the family.
"The Little Rock School District is saddened to learn of the recent tragic death of 8-year-old Jamichael Petty, a beloved student at LRSD," a release from the district states.
The district plans to have counselors on staff today for students to talk with and share feelings, according to the release.