One dead after argument, shooting at downtown home

Homicide detectives were investigating a fatal shooting at a home near downtown Las Vegas Wednesday afternoon, Metro said.

At about 2 p.m., police were called to 1024 Jessica Ave., near Charleston Boulevard and Maryland Parkway, after a neighbor reported a shooting, homicide Sergeant Jon Scott said later that evening.

The neighbor heard two men arguing and “two shots fired,” Scott said.

When officers arrived, Scott said they found one man dead inside the home.

Police believe the two men knew each other. Scott called the shooting an “isolated incident.”

“We do not have a suspect at this time,” he said, but “we do have a couple of individuals we’re looking for.”

Neighbors stood outside their front doors and chatted on the sidewalk as detectives continued their work. Many said their street is usually quiet.

“I walk and bike this street everyday,” said Rigo Cervera, 47.

Behind the home where shooting took place, a neighbor on Norman Avenue said officers searched his back yard for a gun. Police told him the suspect may have jumped his back fence to get away, he said, but he was picking up his daughters from school when it happened.

A patrol car was parked in front of the house next door to his on Norman Avenue. There, a single officer stood guard outside.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Review-Journal reporter Kimber Laux contributed to this story.

Contact Rachel Crosby at or 702-387-5290. Find her on Twitter: @rachelacrosby

News Headlines
pos-2 — ads_infeed_1
post-4 — ads_infeed_2
Local Spotlight
Home Front Page Footer Listing
You May Like

You May Like