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2 jailed in North Las Vegas slaying after drug deal

North Las Vegas police have arrested a second suspect in the Oct. 17 slaying of a Las Vegas man who bought $200 worth of marijuana with counterfeit bills, according to a police document.

As of Monday, North Las Vegas police had arrested two 21-year-old suspects in the Oct. 17 shooting of Corey Donte Jones, 28: Michael Jerome Anderson Jr. and Ivan Jay Andrews Jr., a purported gang member.

Both face charges of open murder with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, according to court records.

Anderson was taken into custody Nov. 7, and in interview with police following his arrest, he identified Andrews as his accomplice, according to the pair’s arrest report.

By Nov. 25, police also had arrested Andrews in connection with the shooting of Jones, who died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

According to the report, Jones and at least two others in a Nissan bought an ounce of marijuana for $200 from the suspects at a 7-Eleven at 785 W. Craig Road. Afterward, both cars took off south on Revere Street when Anderson “realized he was paid in fake money.”

Shots were fired into the Nissan around 2:30 p.m., the report said, while the car was driving through the intersection of Revere and Alexander Road. The Nissan driver pulled into a nearby Walmart parking lot and called 911 for help.

It wasn’t clear which of the suspects fired the shots at the Nissan.

During Anderson’s interview with police, the report said, he changed his story several times, at first saying he was in the car alone and had gone home after the drug deal.

Later, in the same interview, Anderson said that Andrews, who was was in the car with him, “unexpectedly” fired five or six shots at the Nissan.

But an unidentified tipster told police that Anderson had called her after the shooting and “admitted to shooting at the vehicle,” the report said.

The report does not detail any police interviews with Andrews after his arrest.

Both Anderson and Andrews remained held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center on Monday. Anderson’s preliminary hearing was set for Dec. 17, and Andrews’ was scheduled for Feb. 13 in North Las Vegas Justice Court, records show.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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