Former store clerk accused of shooting, killing teen takes plea deal

LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas store clerk accused of shooting and killing a 13-year-old boy at a southwest smoke shop last year has decided to take a plea deal.

Instead of facing charges of open murder, Raad Sunna has been charged with a gross misdemeanor. 

According to court documents, on Oct. 2, during Sunna's arraignment hearing, the 24-year-old pled guilty to a lesser charge of aiming a firearm at a human being.

Metro Police said Sunna shot and killed Fabriccio Patti on Dec. 2, 2016, after he allegedly attempted to steal merchandise from the Lucky's Cigar & Smokes on Flamingo Road near Durango Drive.

An arrest report said, on the night of the shooting, Sunna called the police and waited outside for them to arrive. He told police one of the teens ran towards him, and he drew his firearm and began shooting, the report said.

Metro said Sunna told them he believed he was about to be robbed or killed and was in fear for his life.  However, Patti's autopsy showed the teen was shot seven times from back to front.

Metro Police also said none of the teens were armed.

Sunna's sentencing hearing is scheduled for Feb. 1, 2018, at 9 a.m.


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