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Man arrested in connection to fatal shooting at North Las Vegas convenience store

Updated May 23, 2017 - 1:18 pm

A man was arrested Monday after a shooting death at a North Las Vegas convenience store.

Victor Sanders, 26, was arrested after detectives made contact with him following the shooting at a 7-Eleven, 3575 E. Lake Mead Blvd., the North Las Vegas Police Department said.

Sanders was arrested on charges of attempted robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Police said he was an accomplice in the incident.

The 19-year-old man who was shot and killed was involved in an altercation with store employees Sunday evening when he tried to steal merchandise, police said. The Clark County coroner identified him as Gerardo Moncayo of Las Vegas.

He returned about 5 a.m. Monday, threatening employees and firing multiple rounds inside the store, officer Ann Cavaricci said.

A security guard working inside the store returned fire, shooting Moncayo. Medical personnel pronounced Moncayo dead at the scene, Cavaricci said.

Sanders was booked at the Las Vegas City Detention Center, police said.

Cavaricci said Tuesday that the security guard is not expected to be charged.

Contact Dana Rutkin at drutkin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @danadrutkin on Twitter.

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