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Police: Man Shot on I-15 was Targeted in Murder Plot

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Michael Bessey is the victim's adopted son. Michael Bessey is the victim's adopted son.
Richard Pearson is the second suspect. Richard Pearson is the second suspect.

LAS VEGAS -- The man shot while driving on I-15 is the victim of a murder plot involving family members, Metro Police said.

The driver, Richard Bessey, was shot Wednesday near the Valley of Fire as he drove south on the interstate. He told police a vehicle pulled up next to him, he heard his window shatter and then discovered he had been shot in the back of the head. He was able to call 911 for help. Bessey underwent surgery at University Medical Center and is now recovering.

Police arrested Bessey's adopted son, 21-year-old Michael Bessey. He is facing an attempted murder charge. A second suspect, 39-year-old Richard Pearson, Michael Bessey's uncle, is still at large.

Police say surveillance footage showed the suspects are a nearby convenience store shortly before the shooting attack.

Anyone with information on Pearson's whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (702)385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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