Second man arrested in Las Vegas slaying

Las Vegas police on Wednesday arrested a second man in the Tuesday shooting death of a man found in a street in a southeast valley residential neighborhood.

Carlos Vargas, 22, was arrested by Las Vegas police Wednesday on murder and robbery charges. On Tuesday, Carlos Garcia, 30, was booked on similar charges.

Manuel Torres-Garcia was shot about 7 a.m. at the intersection of Vista Del Monte Drive and Hidalgo Way, near Nellis Boulevard and Desert Inn Road. He was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he died.

Police said Torres-Garcia and another man were standing near the street when a blue sedan stopped. Garcia and Vargas, who both had guns, exited the car and robbed the men. Garcia then shot Torres-Garcia. Garcia and Vargas then drove away.

Contact Mike Blasky at or 702-383-0283.


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