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Men arrested in connection with January homicide

Updated February 16, 2024 - 7:06 am

Two men have been arrested in connection with a January killing that stemmed from a robbery, according to Las Vegas police booking logs.

Ervin Ortega-Rodriguez, 21, and Daniel Meza Ortega, 19, each faces charges of open murder, robbery, conspiracy to commit murder and robbery, and battery with a deadly weapon.

Two people were robbed at gunpoint around 6:15 p.m. Jan. 26 on the 5200 block of Greene Lane. The robbery victims chased the suspects to an area near Maryland Parkway and Hacienda Avenue, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

During a fight, both robbery victims were shot. Juan Negron Mex, 30, died and the other person suffered critical injuries.

Ortega-Rodriguez and Meza Ortega remained in custody as of Friday morning.

Contact David Wilson at dwilson@reviewjournal.com.

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