LAS VEGAS METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT
December 16, 2008
EVENT #: 081216-1094
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lt. Lew Roberts
On December 16, 2008 at approximately 8:48 a.m., officers responded to the area of Martin Luther King and Owens, in regards to a male subject who had been shot while in his vehicle and in traffic. Upon officers arrival, they discovered an African American male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds sitting in the front drivers seat of his vehicle. The victim was subsequently transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
According to witnesses at the scene, the victim was in his vehicle waiting to go westbound on Owens, when a male subject who was also stuck in traffic, exited a white Nissan vehicle and walked up to the victim vehicle and fired multiple rounds into the drivers seat. The suspect who is described as being either African American or Hispanic, calmly walked back to his vehicle and made a u-turn eastbound on Owens and fled the scene. The suspect vehicle is described as a newer model Nissan with Nevada plates.
Anyone with information regarding this event is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or the LVMPD Homicide Section at 828-3521. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin and autopsy by the Clark County Coroners Office.