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Man charged with capital murder in jail shooting

A 37-year-old North Little Rock man was charged with capital murder after a Perry County...
A 37-year-old North Little Rock man was charged with capital murder after a Perry County detention officer died in a jail shooting.(Source: Perry County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 6:38 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2022 at 8:10 PM CDT
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PERRYVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - A 37-year-old North Little Rock man was charged with capital murder after a Perry County detention officer died in a jail shooting.

According to Arkansas State Police, Roderick Deshawn Lewis was being booked into the Perry County Jail on drug and paraphernalia charges on Wednesday, June 22, when he was alleged to have shot 21-year-old detention officer Jeremiah Story.

The gun reportedly used by Lewis was one he had when he arrived at the jail, according to deputies.

A news release said Story was shot about 10:20 p.m. while he stood inside a bathroom inside the jail where Lewis was changing into jail-issued attire. Story later died at a hospital.

The Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division is leading the investigation.

Lewis is currently being held at the Faulker County Jail.

Region 8 News will continue to follow this developing story.

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