17-year-old running from two pursuers shot, killed

An altercation outside an apartment complex near Lake Mead and Jones boulevards turned deadly Tuesday morning when a man shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in a street chase.

A separate but related officer-involved shooting occurred at the apartment complex Tuesday morning but no one was injured, Las Vegas police said.

In the first shooting, two men showed up shortly before 11 a.m. at the Silver Palms Apartments, 1951 N. Jones, looking for a teenage male, police said. They found him and chased him west along Lake Mead to Arpa Way.

The teen was fatally shot with a handgun, Las Vegas police Capt. Randy Montandon said. His name was not released by the Clark County coroner.

Police said they discovered a handgun on the roof of a shed near the slain teen.

The two men who chased the teen were detained as “persons of interest,” police said. Charges have not been recommended against them.

Meanwhile, detectives with the Metropolitan Police Department’s gang unit had gone to the Silver Palms complex to question another man about the altercation. As police approached the man, he produced a handgun from his waistband and began running, police said.

Officers gave chase.

Police said one officer fired his weapon and missed. Police identified the man as Jonathan Daniel Mimms, 22, of Las Vegas. He was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and resisting a public officer with a weapon.

Police said they believe Mimms might have been involved in the slaying, but they didn’t provide details.

It has not been determined what, if any, relationship exists between those involved in the two incidents, Montandon said.

The name of the officer who fired on Mimms will be released 48 hours after the incident, per department policy.

This is the second homicide in four days in the area of Lake Mead and Jones. On Saturday, detectives were alerted to their first slaying of the year after a man with a gunshot wound died at MountainView Hospital. Officers were called to the hospital about 6:11 p.m. The victim was found at a 7-Eleven store by several people who took him to the hospital.

Contact reporter Lynnette Curtis at or 702-383-0285. Contact reporter Antonio Planas at aplanas@review or 702-383-4638.

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