A 19-year-old Las Vegas man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a Monday shooting that left one man dead and two people wounded on a residential street near Decatur Boulevard and Sahara Avenue.
Las Vegas police said Jose Granados was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on one count of murder with a deadly weapon and two counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon. He was being held without bail.
The Clark County coroner’s office identified the slain man Tuesday as 20-year-old Juan Carlos Benitez.
Police also are searching for a “person of interest” identified as 30-year-old Ricardo Granados-Corea. The Las Vegan was described by police as 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 185 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, police said.
Police spokesman Bill Cassell said investigators are looking into whether Granados-Corea and Granados are related.
Granados-Corea was last seen driving a 2006 Honda Ridgeline truck with California license plate 7W13664. Police said the vehicle is white with tinted windows.
Police said the shooting occurred shortly before 12:30 p.m. Monday. They were called to the 5000 block of Edna Avenue and, upon arrival, found Benitez dead in the passenger seat of a Ford pickup. Police said the two who were wounded were found nearby. They were taken to University Medical Center but their names and conditions were not released.
The pickup’s windshield was riddled by bullets. Police said a witness told them one of the three people shot had an ongoing dispute with a man who lives on Edna Avenue.
David Chiu awoke to the sound of gunfire. He said in his confusion, he thought the noise might have been someone knocking at his door.
“It sounded like fireworks,” Chiu said. “All I heard was pop, pop, pop, pop, pop.”
Chiu said he went to the door and saw the pickup facing east in the westbound lane on Edna.
He closed his door but kept hearing a commotion.
Five minutes later he opened his door again and heard people shouting to call 911.
Granados is scheduled to make his initial appearance in court today.
Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Ricardo Granados-Corea, or the shooting, is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or the Homicide Section at 828-3521.
Contact reporter Antonio Planas at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-383-4638.