A total of up to $15,000 is being offered as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for an attempted pawn shop robbery and subsequent homicide of a federal firearms licensee.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New Orleans Field Division is offering a $10,000 reward, along with a $5,000 reward from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, according to a news release from the ATF.
On November 12, 2018, an attempted robbery occurred at Wise Buck Gun & Pawnshop, located at 2408 S Camden Road in Pine Bluff, resulting in the shooting of two victims.
Brandon McHan, the business owner and federal firearms licensee, subsequently died from his injuries, the release stated.
Through the investigation, it was learned that two suspects entered the business through the front door and exchanged gunfire with the business owner and another individual.
The suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction and remain unidentified.
The ATF Little Rock Field Office and the Pine Bluff Police Department are jointly investigating this violent crime.
“ATF, along with our law enforcement partners, is committed to ensuring the safety of our communities, and that those who commit these types of violent crimes are brought to justice,” the news release stated.
Anyone with information about this crime should contact the ATF Little Rock Field Office at 501-324-6181 or 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888-283-8477), by email [email protected], or through the ATF website at www.atf.gov/contact/atf-tips, or the Pine Bluff Police Department at 1-870-730-2090 or 870-541-5300.
Anonymous tips may also be submitted to ATF through the ReportIt® mobile app, available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store, or by visiting www.reportit.com. With this app, users can confidentially submit tips involving firearms and violent crimes.
ATF is the lead federal law enforcement agency with jurisdiction involving firearms and violent crimes and regulates the firearms industry. More information about ATF and its programs is available at www.atf.gov.