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A 27-year-old man was charged Thursday with capital murder after a Sept. 10 shooting at a Pine Bluff carwash left one man dead and another wounded.

Kevin Rauls of Conway was charged in Jefferson County Circuit Court with capital murder, battery, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and 25 counts of committing a terroristic act.

The shooting left Roderick Burnett dead and Douglas Porter wounded, according to an affidavit from detective Ryan Moheb of the Pine Bluff Police Department.

Police found Burnett and Porter lying in the driveway of the Sonic Drive-In next door to the carwash on Olive Street. Porter told police both men were in Burnett's white 2003 Chevy Tahoe in a stall at the carwash when they were shot.

Rauls was arrested Nov. 15. He was being held without bail Thursday in the Jefferson County jail.

Witnesses told police that Burnett fired first at Rauls as he was driving away from the carwash in a Nissan Altima.

A second witness said Rauls returned to the carwash, parked the Altima, and got out with a rifle, according to the affidavit. Other occupants of the Altima also got out of the car at that time, Moheb wrote.

"The witness heard several gunshots after Rauls and the other occupants exited the vehicle," Moheb wrote.

Security camera footage from the Sonic drive-in showed two people firing shots at the Chevy Tahoe, Moheb wrote. Police found "multiple spent rifle and handgun casings" in the area.

The Tahoe was riddled with bullet holes and bloody inside, Moheb wrote.

On Sept. 27, Rauls wrote on Facebook that he "was shot at, but the shooter missed," according to the affidavit, which wasn't directly quoting the Facebook post. "Rauls stated he shot back and struck him (Roderick Burnett)."

Rauls had been convicted previously of more than one but fewer than four felonies, according to the criminal information filed Thursday.


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