Reported homicide at PB convenience store


Officers with the Pine Bluff Police Department responded to a reported homicide at a convenience store located at Sixth Avenue and Belmont Street on the east side of town that occurred around 9 p.m. Tuesday night.

No further details were available as of 10:15 p.m. and police are continuing their investigation.

This was the second convenience store clerk who was killed in Arkansas in a week.

Akiya Egeston, a mother of two, was killed at an EZ Mart in North Little Rock when robbers shot her Saturday night. Police believe the same suspects robbed another convenience store in Jacksonville the next day.

Staff writer Ray King contributed to this article.