A 29-year-old registered sex offender is the man who shot a convenience store clerk in the face after the clerk complied with all demands during a robbery in July, Las Vegas police say.
Deonte Marquin Marshall was arraigned in Las Vegas Justice Court on Tuesday and faces six felony charges, including attempted murder with a deadly weapon and robbery with a deadly weapon.
Marshall was arrested Saturday in California. Police had matched his photo and tattoo to the images caught on surveillance cameras at the Green Valley Grocery, 4011 Lamb Blvd., during the July 11 robbery.
Police first started looking at Marshall as a possible suspect after a tipster who had seen the footage on television told them that the people who robbed the store were Marshall and his girlfriend.
The video shows the clerk, Steve Inman, stocking the beer cooler when he is approached by a man with a gun. Inman then moves to the register and opens it. A woman wearing a bandana is seen gathering the cash.
The man then shoots Inman in the face before he and the woman leave the store.
The store had $100 or less in the register, Las Vegas police Lt. Clint Nichols has said.
Inman remains in a medically induced coma.
The photos of Marshall that police had on file matched the man on the tape. Marshall’s former neighbors at Manzanita Condominiums, 4730 E. Craig Road, one mile north of the store, also identified him as the person seen wielding the 22-caliber rifle in the store, police reported.
Even Marshall’s mother, Lydia Garland of Las Vegas, looked at pictures from the robbery and told authorities that the gunman looked like her son, according to documents police filed.
A bandana matching the one worn by the female in the video was found inside a parked car at the condominium complex, police said. Several people had told police that Marshall had been known to use the car, police said.
“All points lead to him,” said Nichols, of the Las Vegas police’s robbery unit
Police tentatively have identified Marshall’s alleged accomplice and think that she is still in California, Nichols said.
Authorities arrested Marshall in San Bernardino for failing to register as a sex offender, Nichols said. Marshall was convicted of two counts of statutory sexual seduction in Clark County in 2004. Nevada state law requires sex offenders to register their addresses with local authorities.
Marshall had told authorities that he was living on Charleston at his mother’s house. Garland, however, told police that her son didn’t live there and that she hadn’t seen him in two months.
Review-Journal staff writer David Kihara contributed to this report.