An arrest warrant on a 1st degree murder charge was issued for him on Thursday and he was booked into the Pulaski County jail early Friday morning. He is being held without bond.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Police are investigating a family tragedy that unfolded inside one Little Rock home.
Investigators say a man shot his mother and grandfather early this morning around 2:30.
It happened on Marcia Drive, west of South University Avenue.
Officers arrested 25-year-old Justin Bledsoe for the crime.
They say he was inside a bedroom -- near his grandfather -- when police got to the house.
Detectives say Bledsoe shot his grandfather -- 76 year old James Bledsoe -- and his mother several times inside the home on Marcia Drive.
James Bledsoe's condition was upgraded from grave to serious later this afternoon.
The suspect's mother -- Betty Bledsoe -- was shot in the leg.
She's expected to survive.
Today we talked to a woman who knows the accused shooter.
Britni Harrison said, "Shocked. I would not expect that from Justin because he's very family oriented and he loves his family. He has a child. I mean I couldn't imagine him doing that at all."
Police tell us Bledsoe does have a criminal record.
And now, he faces more charges including domestic battery, aggravated assault, felon in possession of a weapon and drug charges.
His grandmother was also at home at the time of the shooting, but police say she ran out of the bedroom and wasn't hurt.
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