Police arrest suspect, juvenile in fatal December shooting

LAS VEGAS - Two suspects have been arrested in a fatal shooting from December 9.

Metro Police say 19-year-old Elijah Watson and a teenaged juvenile were identified as suspects in the incident and were taken into custody on January 8 by detectives with the Criminal Apprehension Team, near the 7900 block of Green Pine Street.

The juvenile suspect was found at another location and was also taken into custody without incident by the Criminal Apprehension Team.

On December 9 around 3:22 p.m., police responded to a residence located in the 4000 block of Overbrook Lane to investigate reports that two people had been shot. Officers located two adult males suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victims were transported to University Medical Center Trauma where one victim succumbed to his injuries, and the other remains in critical condition.

The investigation indicated the two victims were outside the residence and met up with an unidentified African American male wearing a gray hoodie. During the incident, the suspect shot both victims with a handgun and fled on foot.

Detectives believe the shooting is narcotics related.

Both suspects were arrested and face the following charges: Murder with a Deadly Weapon, Attempt Murder with a Deadly Weapon, Attempt Robbery with a Deadly Weapon, and Conspiracy to Commit Murder.

Watson is being held at the Clark County Detention Center and information about the juvenile cannot be released until certified in an adult court.


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