Man arrested in deadly shooting near Boulder Highway

One man was killed after an argument turned deadly early Sunday morning.

Las Vegas police responded to the Siegel Suites located at 3625 Boulder Highway, near Sahara Avenue, about 4:25 a.m. after receiving reports a man being shot after a fight.

Arriving officers found a man lying on the ground with an apparent gunshot wounds, police said.

The victim, who was not identified by police, was taken to Sunrise Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Police were told that the suspect fled on a bus shortly after the shooting. Officers located and stopped the bus near Fremont Street and Bruce Avenue.

The suspect, 36-year-old Luis Pimentel, was arrested without incident, police said.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene and learned that Pimentel and the victim knew one another and had gotten into a intense argument Sunday morning. The argument turned physical and at some point during the struggle, the victim was shot, according to police.

Pimentel was booked into the Clark County Detention Center Sunday on one charge of murder with a deadly weapon. His initial hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.

The identity of the victim and cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office after his family has been notified.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call the Metropolitan Police Department homicide section at 702-828-3521. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com

Contact Colton Lochhead at clochhead@reviewjournal.com. Follow @ColtonLochhead him on Twitter.


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