Shooting victim's mother wants answers in son's death

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police say the man wanted in a deadly shooting over the weekend is also the prime suspect in a string of violent robberies in the valley as well.

Investigators released video Monday evening of the suspect and are asking for the public's help in identifying him and a female companion.

Rossy Delatorre may be mourning the sudden and shocking loss of her son Alberto Sanchez-Delatorre, but she has a message for the man who cut his life short.

"If he has a heart, to turn himself in," she said.

"The suspect's actions have been bold, they've been brazen, and they've been reckless," said Lt. Jack Clements, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Surveillance video from the weekend shows the suspect and a woman enter the OK Corral Bar. Police say suspect became upset in the bar, went to his car and returned to the bar moments later to confront Delatorre and shot him four times. A waitress was also struck by a bullet. The suspect left the bar and was not seen again.

"He is armed, he is a danger and he has been violent. We need to get him off the street," said Lt. Dan McGrath, Metro.

Police say the the man is also the suspect in a string of robberies in the valley -- at least eight in the past few weeks. He fired a weapon in three of those and in one case, he fired off seven rounds.

The suspect was wearing white cowboy boots and glasses, has a ponytail, and is estimated to be about 5-foot-7-inches to 5-foot-9-inches tall, 150 pounds and in his mid to late 20's.

Police are also looking to identify the woman who was with the suspect at the bar.

"Please report it so that he cannot do this to anybody else," Delatorre said.

She remembers her son's love of animals and the outdoors and how he dreamed of one day owning his own ranch.

"The bands, the music, he loved to go riding on the horses," Delatorre said. "The family loved him very much, he loved the family very much. He was a very good boy."

And this mother says she wants her son's killer off the streets so no other family has to experience her pain.

She is pleading with the public to help police find him.

"For them to get him and lock him up so he can't do this to anybody else."


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