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2 men charged with killing of airman plead not guilty

March 19, 2019

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two men have pleaded not guilty to capital murder and aggravated robbery charges in connection with a fatal shooting of an airman at an Arkansas gas station.

Little Rock television station KTHV reported Tuesday that a North Little Rock judge ordered 18-year-old Keith Harris Jr. and 18-year-old Drequan Robinson be held with no bond.

The men were arrested for the Friday night killing of 23-year-old Shawn Mckeough Jr., a senior airman stationed at the Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Mckeough, who was from Westbrook, Maine, appeared to have tried to tackle one of the men before he was shot.

Police say investigators believe Harris was a passenger in a getaway vehicle. A third suspect seen on surveillance footage has not yet been arrested.