LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Las Vegas Metro police are searching for a suspect in connection with a homicide on the east side of the valley that left one man dead on Wednesday night.
Police say they are searching for a black adult male in his 30’s after his father was found dead inside a home on the 5000 block of Sagelyn Street, near Boulder Highway and Tropicana Avenue.
The suspect is believed to have called his family in northern California on Tuesday saying he was dealing with some kind of emotional distress.
His father traveled to Las Vegas to check on him Tuesday afternoon.
After the family did not hear from the father or the son on Tuesday, the mother and another family member traveled to Las Vegas to check on both of them.
Once the family arrived at the suspect’s residence in Las Vegas on Wednesday, they discovered the father, who is described as a man in his mid-60’s, dead inside.
Police tell 8 News Now they are searching for the son who they have identified as the suspect at this time.
The public is asked to call Crimestoppers to report any information they may have to further the investigation at (702) 385-5555.
The investigation was also initially thought to be a barricade situation with SWAT negotiators on the scene when police thought the suspect was still inside but later determined no one else was inside.
Earlier in the day, police say they were called out to the neighborhood by someone who reported hearing gunshots.
Video shot by a person who lives nearby shows police cars racing toward the home where the man was found dead.
No other details have been released. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
Lt. Ray Spencer with Metro does a briefing on the homicide investigation.