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Police search for boyfriend in shooting death of 19-year-old woman

Updated June 5, 2023 - 7:49 pm

After a 19-year-old woman was shot dead in the northeast Las Vegas Valley, police said Monday that they are looking for her boyfriend.

Adamari Ramirez was identified by the Clark County coroner’s office Monday as the victim in Saturday’s shooting on the 3900 block of North Nellis Boulevard.

The Metropolitan Police Department on Monday said they are looking for Israel Zamora, 23.

Police on Monday released a photo of Zamora and are urging anybody who knows where he is to contact the police department. He is considered armed and dangerous.

Zamora is hearing impaired and is known to communicate through sign language or by applications on his phone, police said.

According to Metro, officers responding to reports of a shooting at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday on Nellis south of Las Vegas Boulevard found a woman near her apartment who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner’s office said Monday that Ramirez died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Metro homicide detectives determined that Ramirez’s boyfriend, whom they identified as Zamora, was the suspected shooter. He fled before officers got to the scene and was still on the loose Monday, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

Metro’s homicide section can be reached at 702-828-3521 or at homicide@lvmpd.com. Anonymous tips can also be left with Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

Contact Brett Clarkson at bclarkson@reviewjournal.com.

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