Police arrest man in connection with May shooting death of teenager

A second person connected to a shooting that left a teenager dead in May has been arrested, according to Las Vegas police and booking records.

Luis Loya, 19, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a murder charge Wednesday, records show.

Police found Angel Campos, 17, lying between two cars in the 3100 block of Chadford Place, near the South Valley View and West Sahara Avenue, with a gunshot wound to the head May 23.

Campos was on life support at University Medical Center until his death five days later, police said.

Witnesses told detectives that Campos was standing in a parking lot near his home when two teens with their faces covered, one with a bandana and another with a shirt hood, approached him. One of the teens shot Campos before they both ran away, police said.

It was later learned that Campos, who also used nicknames “Plex” and “Fatass,” was part of a graffiti crew called Bombing City Walls, or BCW, police said. He had been having trouble with a rival graffiti group called Bombing the Atmosphere, or BTA.

A week after the shooting, police arrested 17-year-old Mauricio Mejia, who belonged to BTA and was also called “Acer,” police said.

Mejia and Campos had a history of conflicts that included crossing out each other’s nicknames from their tags, police said.

Witnesses were able to identify Mejia, even though his face had been covered with a bandana. Loya was only physically described as having run off with a gun in his backpack, police said.

Loya’s arrest details were not immediately available Thursday.

Contact Ricardo Torres at rtorres@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0381. Find him on Twitter: @rickytwrites

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