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Woman Sought After Shooting that Left Man Hospitalized

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- A 21-year-old woman is being sought in connection with a shooting in Little Rock on Sunday afternoon that left one person injured.

Police responded to the 3000 block of Adams Street around 12:25 p.m. and found 22-year-old Zachary Buchanan suffering from a gunshot wound. Witnesses told police that Buchanan and his girlfriend were in the area when a vehicle pulled up, and a woman exited the vehicle and shot Buchanan, before fleeing the scene.

Buchanan was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Police said warrants are being obtained for the 21-year-old woman identified as the suspect in the shooting.

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Little Rock Bank Robbed Friday Morning

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Police are searching for a man who robbed a Little Rock bank on Friday morning.

Police said a man entered the bank, located on the 200 block of West Capitol, around 9:30 a.m. and gave a teller a note demanding money. The teller reportedly complied.

The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

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Man Charged with Murder After Victim Dies

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Charges have been upgraded against a man accused in a shooting in Little Rock over the weekend, after the victim died on Wednesday.

Lemen Arana, 32, died on Wednesday from injuries sustained when she was shot in the head on Sunday on the 8400 block of Stanton Road, according to Little Rock Police.

Juan Montalba, 25, was arrested and initially charged with battery in connection with the shooting. However, police said with the woman's death, Montalba's charge has been upgraded to first-degree murder.

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Co-Worker Finds Woman Dead in Little Rock Home

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Little Rock Police are investigating after a woman was found murdered in a local home on Tuesday.

Police said shortly before 11 a.m. they responded to a home on the 4100 block of Tatum Street, where 56-year-old Debbie Bush was found dead.

A co-worker told police she went to check on Bush, and found her covered in blood in a bedroom.

Investigators are working to determine the cause and time of death.

There were no immediate arrests.

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Eleven Arrested in Multi-State Drug Trafficking Bust

(FRESNO, Calif.) -- Eleven people have been arrested as part of a crackdown on a multi-state drug operation.

California's Attorney General, Kamala Harris, announced the arrests on Monday, saying that the suspects are associated with a California-based drug trafficking organization.

Officials said Jose Magana, Manuel Munoz, Juan Parra, Ana Valero, and John Young were arrested in Tulare County, Calif.; while Erwin Alva, Rosemary Alvarez, Ernesto Carrillo and Christopher Pellegrin were held in Riverside County, Calif.

Gerardo Campos-Cuin and Angel Pedraza-Cervantes were arrested in Jonesboro, Ark.

Harris said the arrests come after an "investigation revealed that Magana and members of his organization were trafficking narcotics including methamphetamine and cocaine from Mexico through the Central Valley of California to be sold as far away as Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, New York and Pennsylvania."

In addition to making the arrests, authorities also seized 56 pounds of methamphetamine, four kilograms of cocaine, 942 marijuana plants, over $260,000 in cash, and one vehicle.

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