A 17-year-old student was arrested Friday after a BB gun was found inside his backpack at Basic High School in Henderson, according to school police.
Police, who announced the arrest of Matthew Bidart, 27, on Friday, said the incident for which he was taken into custody did not appear to involve contact with students.
Court records identify the suspected shooter as Jacques Lanier, who was charged in absentia Wednesday with one count of attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon.
After speaking to residents in the area, Las Vegas police homicide detectives believe the man was shot at least two hours before his body was found early Wednesday.
The 12-year-old girl died after her 17-year-old brother sat on her face and throat for 45 minutes, according to authorities in New Mexico.
The tip of the second man’s finger was severed during a scuffle on Nov. 24, when both were placed in holding cell No. 2 on the first floor of the downtown Las Vegas jail.
Metropolitan police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who carried out a robbery at a business on the Las Vegas Boulevard Strip in November.