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Man accused of killing 2 people behind a swap meet indicted by grand jury

LAS VEGAS - A 32-year-old man arrested for killing two people in Dec. 2017, has been indicted by the grand jury.

Michael Thompson was arrested for the crime in January 2018, but the deadly shooting happened on Dec. 27, 2017.

Investigators said they responded to a call of a man and a woman found dead behind the Rancho Swap Meet located in the 2900 block of West Washington Avenue. Police said the victims, a black woman named Rhonda Ballow, and a Pacific Island man named Alfred Wilhelm, were both shot to death.

Police were able to bust the suspect, Thompson because he told one of his neighbors that he had shot and killed two people, the arrest report said.  Metro said he told her he did it because Wilhelm was allegedly a sex offender.

Two other people also told police they were on top of the loading dock of the Rancho Swap Meet when they saw Thompson shoot Wilhelm, and as they were running away, they heard two additional shots, but at the time, they did not know it was Ballow.

Thompson was arrested on Jan. 16 on two counts of murder with a deadly weapon. He was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.


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