North Las Vegas police arrested a suspect on Friday in connection with a Dec. 18 homicide, officials announced Monday.
Markelle Tavon Carter, 35, was arrested Friday on one count of murder with a deadly weapon in connection with the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Marvin King, police said. He was booked into the North Las Vegas Community Correctional Center.
🚨Homicide Investigation Update!
Recently, 35-year-old Markelle Tavon Carter was taken into custody without incident for the deadly shooting that happened on December 18, 2020, in the area of Revere St & Brooks Ave in NLV. He was subsequently arrested and booked at the NLVCCC. pic.twitter.com/YUepw8nZRo
— NLVPD (@NLVPD) January 25, 2021
Police were called to Brooks Avenue and Revere Street around 2:25 p.m. on Dec. 18 and found King dead with a gunshot wound to the head. The Clark County coroner’s office ruled his death a homicide on Dec. 21.
Court records show that a warrant was issued for Carter’s arrest on Dec. 31.
Carter has a local criminal history, court records show. He was arrested on charges of murder with a deadly weapon in 2007; assault with a deadly weapon, attempted murder with a deadly weapon and ex-felon in possession of a firearm in 2011; and assault with a deadly weapon, coercion with force or threat of force with a deadly weapon, kidnapping with a deadly weapon and attempted robbery with a deadly weapon in 2018.
Anyone with more information about the shooting may contact the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.