Around 9:06 p.m. last night, North Little Rock police were summoned to 203 West “F” Avenue in Park Hill to investigate a suspicious death. When officers arrived at the home, they found 46-year-old Lenarr Kinchen dead with “at least one stab wound,” according to a news release from the department. 


In a subsequent investigation by NLRPD detectives, Kinchen’s 17-year-old son, Berach Kinchen, was identified as a suspect. 

Berach is in custody at the Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility and will be charged as an adult for second-degree murder. His first court appearance is on Wednesday at 9 a.m.


This investigation is ongoing and anyone with more information is instructed to contact Detective Adam Williams at (501) 771-7167.

Earlier on Monday, the North Little Rock police responded to a report of shots fired at the 400 block of North Palm Street at approximately 1:47 p.m. In an apartment in the area, officers discovered that “one male victim” was suffering from “at least one gun shot wound,” as stated in a second police report.


The name of the deceased has yet to be released. 

This investigation is also ongoing. Those with information are encouraged to contact either the tip line at (501) 680-8439 or Detective Cody Stroud at (501) 975-8771.