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— LR officer on leave after claims of threating his ex

LITTLE ROCK - A Little Rock police officer was placed on paid leave after reportedly smashing an ex-girlfriend’s window, where his two children were inside, and threatening to “hide her where nobody could ever find her,” according to a police report and a department spokesman.

Arkansas Online reports that Little Rock police spokesman officer Eric Barnes confirmed that officer Terry McDaniel, 35, was placed on leave last month pending an internal investigation after a domestic incident involving a former girlfriend.

A police report from Dec. 19 said Lori Gore reported McDaniel arriving at her home about 2 p.m., kicking the door and shattering her front window.

Gore said she and McDaniel had argued earlier in the day about whether he would have custody of their two children on Christmas, and that during the phone conversation he said he would “beat” her and hide her where no one could find her, the report said.

Police indicated McDaniel had caused more than $500 worth of damage to the door and window, according to the report.

Gore has since requested a protection order against Mc-Daniel, and McDaniel filed a petition for paternity and custody claiming she had lied about the encounter, according to court records.

Triple-homicide suspect is arrested in California

LITTLE ROCK - A suspect in a shooting that killed three people and injured a boy in November was arrested in California, a spokesman with the Little Rock Police Department said.

According to Arkansas Online, Joshua Milik Williams, 21, was booked on Wednesday night into the San Diego Central Jail, police spokesman Lt. Michael Ford said.

Williams was wanted in connection with the Nov. 16 shooting in the 4400 block of West 14th Street in Little Rock.

Officers arrived shortly before 11 p.m. that night and found an injured teen lying outside a home with multiple gunshot wounds, Ford said.

Authorities later discovered a wrecked black Jeep Renegade containing three additional shooting victims: Kennelle Anderson, Latija Lucky and Carrington Williams.

Williams died at the scene, and Lucky and Anderson died after being transported to a local hospital.

The 17-year-old boy who was shot received treatment at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, police said.

A motive for the shooting wasn’t released as of Thursday afternoon.

Body in fire may be of man, went in to save dogs

BOONE COUNTY - A body found inside a home that caught fire on Tuesday is believed to be that of a resident who went into the burning structure to try to save dogs inside, a spokesman with the Boone County Sheriffs Department said on Thursday.

Arkansas Online is reporting that the body, which is pending formal identification but believed to be that of 28-year-old Cody Raulston, was recovered from a mobile home that caught fire on Rogers Street in Zinc, Boone County sheriff’s office Capt. Bob King said.

Deputies along with the Bergman and Zinc fire departments responded around 6 p.m. to a report of a structure that was fully engulfed in flames, a news release said.

Witnesses told deputies that the homeowner and Raulston, who also lived there, were at a neighbor’s house when the blaze started.

Raulston along with the homeowner and others reportedly attempted to combat the fire before the fire department arrived.

Witnesses said Raulston went into the burning home in an attempt to save multiple dogs that were inside, but he never came out.

One dog was saved from the flames, but at least two others were found dead, King said.

One volunteer firefighter received minor injuries when a propane tank exploded, the release said.

“He had hearing issues due to the blast,” King said.

“He was bleeding out of the ears from the explosion, but he got checked out by medical personnel and it was described as minor injuries.”

The body was sent to the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s office.

The cause of the fire isn’t yet known.

Authorities ID man killed in a Pine Bluff shooting

PINE BLUFF - Police on Thursday afternoon identified a man who was fatally shot in Pine Bluff that morning, states Arkansas Online.

The victim was identified as Marquis Williams, 28.

Around 9 a.m., officers responded to 10th Avenue and Juniper Street in reference to a shooting, the Pine Bluff Police Department said in a news release.

Authorities said when they arrived they found the deceased 28-year-old lying in the street suffering from “apparent gunshot wounds.”

Officers said the motive for the shooting is still under investigation. Police said there is no suspect information available at this time. The killing is Pine Bluff’s first homicide in 2019.

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