Child taken by father after Las Vegas shooting found safe

Updated March 7, 2018 - 2:14 pm

A 2-year-old boy allegedly taken by his father after a shooting in the central Las Vegas Valley was found safe Wednesday, but police are continuing to search for the suspected gunman.

The shooting happened about 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Regency Place apartments, 2820 S. Decatur Blvd., near Sahara Avenue, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Gordon said.

Amir Abdul-Rahim, 26, knocked on an apartment door and got into an altercation, possibly involving child custody, Gordon said.

A neighbor who was not involved in the dispute was shot multiple times after he tried to intervene, police said. He was hospitalized in critical condition, but was expected to survive, Gordon said.

Police said Abdul-Rahim took his 2-year-old son, Kuwait Abdul-Rahim, from the apartment where the child lives with his mother. Police said the boy was found safe on Wednesday but provided no details.

Police are searching for Abdul-Rahim and a dark blue or black SUV, possibly a Jeep Patriot, with silver trim. Abdul-Rahim is 6-foot-3, about 165 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.

Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.

“If you see something going on, call us. Let the police do their job,” Gordon said. “We encourage people to be good witnesses but to also try to keep themselves out of harm’s way.”

Review-Journal reporter Max Michor contributed to this story. Contact Mike Shoro at or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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