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Family in North Little Rock seeking answers after a loved one was shot and died



North Little Rock, Arkansas – A North Little Rock family is looking for the person who shot and killed their loved one last Monday.

According to Jimmy Dale Turner’s family, he played an important role in the community, and his death affected many people.

According to the North Little Rock Police Department, the incident occurred just before 11:30 p.m. on April 17 in the 500 block of West 17th Street.

Natasha Turner is Jimmy Dale Turner’s daughter, and she claims her father was shot and died in his front yard when someone tried to rob him.

“I got the call from my cousin letting me know that my father had been murdered in a robbery,” Turner said.

Turner claimed she didn’t think her father had been murdered until she saw it on their security camera.

“It was right in front of the doorbell camera,” she said. “Pulling up my phone and seeing the frozen last shot of his body laying in the front yard is a visual that I don’t ever want anybody else to ever have to experience.”

Turner said will stick with her after hearing one of his last remarks on the surveillance camera.

“Even at that moment with the gun to him, he said, ‘You don’t have to do this,’” Turner said.

She claimed that the person responsible not only stole money from her father but also took her father away.

“My friends say all the time that it wasn’t just your dad, that was your best friend,” Turner said.

She also stated that he was an active member of the community, attending church functions and coaching baseball.

“He was a baseball coach, he would go around the neighborhood and say ‘Hey do you want to play. I’ll pay.’” Turner said. “That’s why it’s so unfortunate that this happened because if that gentleman that robbed my father would have just asked for help, he would have given it to him.”

Turner believes that the community needs to improve and that providing more alternatives for youngsters could help them get off the streets.

“Violence in this area is a huge, huge concern,” Turner said.

Although Turner claims there are no leads in the inquiry into her father’s death, she remains hopeful and hopes that individuals who may have seen something or know who is guilty would come forward.

“Don’t be afraid, if you know something please say something,” Turner said.

Police in North Little Rock are asking anybody with information to call detectives at 501-771-7155 or the NLRPD tip line at 501-680-8439. Tips can be left anonymously.