On August 31, 2002 North Little Rock Police responded to 1502 West Short 17th Street in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, officers found 43 year old Charles Peeks deceased. He had been beaten and shot.
Mr. Peeks lived at 1501 Marion Street in North Little Rock with a roommate. The roommate stated that Mr. Peeks received a Social Security check at the end of every month and owed money to local drug dealers. Witnesses to the incident stated they observed Mr. Peeks walking on West Short 17th Street being followed by two black males. Mr. Peeks appeared to be walking hurriedly away from the two suspects. He was able to flag down a white Pontiac Grand Am and got inside. The car started to drive away then stopped suddenly and Mr. Peeks jumped out. The two suspects then caught up with Mr. Peeks and attacked him. One of the suspects began hitting Peeks with a pistol. Mr. Peeks was able to get free and attempted to run away when one of the suspects shot him in the back. Mr. Peeks died as a result of the blunt force trauma to his head and the gunshot wound.
If you have any information concerning this incident please contact a Cold Case Investigator or the North Little Rock Police Detective Division at 758-1234.