Tributes are pouring in for the U.S. Air Force member who was fatally shot while trying to prevent a robbery at a gas station in North Little Rock, Arkansas. According to reports, Shawn Mckeough Jr. was in a Valero Big Red store when two gun-wielding men entered.
An argument arose thereafter, resulting in the assailants opening fire and fatally wounding Mckeough, who had served in nations including counties South Korea, Germany and Kuwait having joined the Air Force prior college.
From reports, Mckeough and Sarah Terrano his girlfriend, Sarah Terrano, went for a meal together on the 15 March. Later on that even they were invited to a friend’s house for drinks, before running out of beer and deciding to go to a local store via a ridesharing service.
Not long after Mckeough had went into the store, though, two men with operating guns came along. The airman was fatally wounded in the ensuing ordeal, before the men left the scene.
Girlfriend Sarah didn’t see her boyfriend shot, but she heard the guns going off. After the attackers fled the store she went in, only to find Mckeough’s body.She said: “I really think he tried to get the robbers’ attention so that no one else would get hurt. That’s just who he was.”
Sr. Airman Shawn Mckeough was shot and killed Friday night while trying to stop a North Little Rock convenience store robbery. His girlfriend tells me: “Shawn was one of a kind, he lit up any room he walked into.” https://t.co/dJWBQx2UWR pic.twitter.com/m966A94Aj1
— Michael Aaron (@michaelfaaron) March 18, 2019
Sgt. Amy Cooper of the North Little Rock police said: “It’s just overwhelmingly emotional, especially when you involve a member of our armed services, someone who has stepped up and made the decision to defend their nation and take on that role. And to deal with the tragic death of a member such as Shawn Mckeough has just been difficult.”
Thankfully police were able to get a good followup on the men. CCTV footage clearly showed them in the act, whilst authorities offered a $1,000 for information.
“They promised to get them,” Terrano said.“I want those two people to sit in jail the rest of their lives. I want them to think about this every day.”
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