At approximately 19 minutes after midnight on August 9, 2012, LVMPD Patrol Officers responded to a reported shooting in front of a convenience store located in the 5100 block of East Sahara Avenue. Officers located a male subject suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds. This individual was transported by ambulance to the Sunrise Hospital Trauma Center where he later died of his injuries.
LVMPD Homicide Investigators have determined the victim and another individual were inside of the store when an altercation developed between them and the suspect. All three individuals exited the store into the parking lot where the suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim multiple times.
The suspect is described as a light skinned black male adult, 20-25 years of age, standing approximately 5’7” – 5’8” tall, with a thin build, a corn row hair style, and a tattoo in his left hand. He was last seen wearing a white shirt with dark colored striping on the collar, sleeves and pockets, and with vertical striping on the button line, baggy Khaki shorts, and black socks and shoes. Three photographs of the suspect accompany this release.
The identity of the deceased victim and the exact cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office. The investigation into this incident remains ongoing. Anyone with any information concerning the identity of the suspect, or any other information concerning this crime, is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 828-3521, or Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.
PO 219 08-09-12 120809-0072
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Office of Public Information
400-B S. Martin L. King Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89106
Office (702) 828-3394 Fax (702) 828-1550
Douglas C. Gillespie, Sheriff
August 9, 2012