UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner’s office identified the victim as 16-year-old Eddwin Javier Ramos’ Figueroa of North Las Vegas. He died at University Medical Center from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the coroner’s office.
NORTH LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — North Las Vegas police detectives have released more information on Wednesday’s deadly shooting.
Investigators said they have discovered that the incident was initially a robbery. A group of three males, described by police as juveniles, approached another male juvenile and began threatening and hitting him, police said, adding that at least one of the males had a handgun.
The victim ran away to a nearby apartment and retrieved a handgun, investigators said. He then chased the three males and fired several shots, striking one who was taken to an area hospital where he died, according to a police news release.
Officials say the outstanding robbery suspects were identified and arrested. They have been booked into Clark County Juvenile Detention Center, facing charges of robbery with a deadly weapon.
The robbery victim was also booked, facing a charge of open murder with a deadly weapon.