Metro releases photo of suspect in homicide near Maryland Parkway and Twain

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police released Wednesday the identity of the man who may have been involved in a homicide near Maryland Parkway and E. Twain Avenue.

Police are searching for 25-year-old Zachary Drey. Metro's preliminary investigation revealed Drey lived at an apartment complex in the 3800 block of South Maryland Parkway, which is where the homicide occurred.

Around 2:45 a.m. officers were called to the area to investigate a suspicious situation after a woman called 9-1-1 saying a family member had injured his roommate.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a partially opened door. Officers announced who they were, but no one answered, so police went inside to check things out.

Once inside the home, officers found a man, Drey's roommate, dead inside the apartment. Metro said he had several stab wounds to his body.

The roommate was identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office as 25-year-old Clifton Jade Alexander Taylor of Las Vegas. His cause of death was stab wounds.

"We don't have the typical run of the mill you might be accustom to in the area, so I was quiet appalled to wake up this morning and find out through the grape vine that one of my fellow tenants had been disfigured," said Greg Davis, resident. 

Drey was nowhere in sight.  Drey is described as a white man who stands approximately 6-feet tall and weighs between 150-160 pounds.  He has red hair and green eyes.

Metro says Drey should be considered armed and dangerous, and anyone with any information on his whereabouts should not approach, but they should immediately call the police.

"I expected crime in Vegas, you know," said Tremaine Gordon, resident.? "You just never expect it to come to your front door, you know? You never expect it to be the guy right next door."

According to Metro Police, neither one of the men had a criminal past.

Metro Police says detectives have been working with Drey's mom to find him. The agency says she told officers her son called her and confessed to the crime.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, on the internet at, or text CRIMENV plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES). Message and data rates may apply. 

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