Officers were advised that there was a female inside an apartment and she was bleeding. Upon arrival officers located the victim behind apartment 1057. She was identified as Alexandria Goforth who lives at the apartment. Goforth told officers that Jeromy Henderson had entered her apartment through the kitchen window. Once inside he struck her with a board and cut her with a knife on her neck and stomach. She also told officers that he assaulted her with a broken table leg. Officers could see blood in the apartment and the weapons that Goforth had described. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
While officers were on the scene continuing their investigation, they were advised by people at the apartment complex that there were several people involved in the incident who were still in the area. One of these individuals was detained as information was developed that he had been a “look out” when the incident occurred.
Officers were then approached by another individual who told them that the suspect in theattack was hiding behind a church across the street from the complex. Sergeant Zachary Farley and Officer Stephen Lichti responded to the church at 6004 W. 53rd Street. They located Henderson on the north side of the building, hiding behind some wooden pallets. As the officers approached the church, Henderson emerged quickly with his arms extended out as if he had a weapon.
The officers could see a dark colored object in his hands. Both officers immediately fired their service weapons, striking Henderson multiple times. He fell to the ground and was
taken into custody. A cell phone was recovered near him, however, no weapon was located.
Officers called for an ambulance and Henderson was transported to UAMS for treatment.
Little Rock homicide detectives responded to investigate the officer involved shooting. It was initially reported that the victim had been sexually assaulted, however after interviews wereconducted it was determined that a sexual assault did not occur.
The investigation revealed that Goforth allowed Henderson stay at her residence, however, they were not in a relationship. Henderson had been asked to leave the residence the previous
day by management of the apartment complex.
The individual who was detained was interviewed by detectives and released without any charges, pending the outcome of the investigation.
Jeromy Henderson, B/M, 06/28/1995, of North Little Rock is currently in critical but stable condition at UAMS. He is expected to survive his injuries. Felony charges are pending upon his release from the hospital.
Sergeant Zachary Farley was hired as a Little Rock Police officer on February 19, 2001 and Officer Stephen Lichti was hired as a Little Rock Police officer on February 9, 2002.
Sergeant Farley and Officer Lichti have both been placed on administrative leave. The investigation is ongoing