Update: Little Rock Police Make Arrest in City's 40th Homicide of 2017, Identify Victim


LITTLE ROCK, Ark.--  Police have arrested 21-year-old Dupree Omar Charmonte Boatner in connection with Saturday's homicide investigation at West 24th Street between Arch and Gaines. 

The victim has been identified as Allen Sims, his age was not immediately available.

Police say Sims was homeless at the time of his death.

Sims is believed to have died from blunt force trauma.

Boatner is expected to appear before a judge tomorrow morning.

Original Story:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Little Rock Police are investigating the capital city's 40th homicide so far this year.

Little Rock Police said a group of kids found a bloodied body in the alley behind the 600 block of West 24th Street between Arch Street and  Gaines.

LRPD said the kids ran to adults who called the police to report the body around 6:30 Saturday night.

Officers first responded to the call of an assault just occurred, according to Officer Steve Moore.

Moore said when officers arrived on scene they determined it was a homicide and detectives were called out.

LRPD said a mattress covered the body. 

Police said the victim is a black adult male.

No other information has been released at this time. 

More information to come.

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