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NLR Police release more information in Cass murder

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - North Little Rock police held a press conference Friday afternoon concerning two murders that have taken place in the city over the last week. The two murders they are investigating involve the deaths of George Zumwalt and Samantha Cass. Police emphasized that the two murders are not connected, but they are looking for arrests in each case.

NLR community continues to support shooting victim's family

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - There's been an outpouring of support for the Cass family in North Little Rock. More than one hundred people came out Thursday night for a vigil in honor of 31-year-old Samantha Cass.

The North Little Rock mother was shot Wednesday heading east bound on McCain Blvd. crossing the JFK Blvd. intersection.

People gathered Thursday night and held a vigil to honor Samantha Cass. The organizer, Jason Benbrook, said he decided to get the word out to the community because someone needed to step up and let the family know the community supports them during this dark time. Donations were collected to offset funeral costs.

"She encompasses everybody. It's not just a single woman that passed away. It could have been you, it could have been me, and it could have been my child. You know? And, when I even think about my kids getting hurt, it chokes me up," said Benbrook.

Police looking for armed, dangerous robbery suspect

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Police are currently looking for a person suspected in two aggravated robberies.

Detective Michael Lundy said the person in the photos attached to this story is believed to be connected to two aggravated robberies on Aug. 15 at and EZ-Mart on West Markham Street and at Zimmerman's Exxon on S University Avenue.

The subject in the photo appears to be a white male in his late teens to early twenties. He was last seen wearing a black toboggan hat with what appears to be a red band across the edge. He also appears to be wearing a dark jacket with a grey shirt or scarf wrapped around his neck.

Lundy added that during the Zimmerman's robbery, surveillance video shows the person attempting several times to shoot at the employees but his gun failed. Employees returned fire, and the suspect was possibly hit.

No suspect vehicle information was available.

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Community holds vigil for shooting victim

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "She would just walk in the room and light up the house. She was amazing. She was an amazing sister, amazing mother, amazing wife, amazing everything. She was just amazing," said April Ibearria.

April along other members of her family and the North Little Rock community gathered at the intersection of JFK and McCain Boulevard to remember her sister, Samantha Cass. Cass died at the hospital Wednesday night after being shot while driving through the intersection.

"I just hate that this happened. It's just awful," said neighbor Jason Benbrook who organized the vigil and a fundraiser for Cass' family.

Ibearria said her hope is to get the word out about the shooting so police can identify the person responsible and bring them to justice. Flowers and candles lined the sidewalk near the intersection in memory of Cass.

NLR shooting victim's loved ones urge suspect to come forward

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The family of Samantha Cass is shocked that such a heinous crime would happen to their loved one.

Cass was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in North Little Rock Wednesday afternoon.

Victim identified in NLR drive-by shooting

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Police have identified the woman killed in a shooting at a North Little Rock intersection.

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