16-year-old indicted on murder charges in friend’s death

A 16-year-old was indicted Friday on murder charges for the fatal shooting of his 14-year-old friend after a party in January.

Authorities said Rickey Brown was the gunman who opened fire on people leaving a birthday party early Jan. 12 at the Sage Point apartment complex at 1400 East Reno Avenue, near Tropicana Avenue and Maryland Parkway.

Haji Mohamud, Brown”;s “little homie,” was struck and died.

Las Vegas police said Brown sponsored his younger friend”;s membership into a street gang.

More than 100 young people were at the party. As people began filing out of the apartment, someone opened fire.

Kavouise Jackson, 18, was hit in the elbow and the torso but survived. Haji was shot in the head. He died with his hands in his pockets.

Police later determined that more than 16 gangs were represented at the party, including members from Wood, Crips, and Money Gang, to which Haji and Brown belonged.

Contact reporter Francis McCabe at or 702-380-1039.

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