Suspect charged in killing of man near downtown Las Vegas

A man arrested in connection with a Tuesday shooting that left one man dead after a dispute over loud music is facing a murder charge.

Jail records show 37-year-old Stavros Stathakos was booked Tuesday on one count of murder with a deadly weapon in connection with the shooting. Stathakos is currently being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center and is awaiting his 48-hour hearing.

Police said an argument broke out between Stathakos and another man, whom family identified as Jamar Taylor at a vigil in his honor, in the parking lot of Kensington Suites, 2200 W. Bonanza Road.

Family held a vigil for Taylor at the apartment complex Wednesday night.

Metro said Stathakos started an argument over Taylor playing his music loud out of his vehicle. Police said Stathakos then drew a handgun and shot Taylor.

Stathakos handed the gun off to a witness before returning to his apartment, police said, where police eventually found and detained him. Taylor died at University Medical Center.

Contact Max Michor at mmichor@reviewjournal.com. Follow @MaxMichor on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Mike Shoro contributed to this story.

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