Man indicted in January 2020 Henderson murder

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HENDERSON, Nev. (KLAS) — Eric Abasta, 22, has been indicted in the January 2020 murder of 26-year-old Kevin Farnsworth. The victim was found shot on Jan. 14 in the area of West Warm Springs Road and Donner Pass Drive in Henderson.

Henderson Detectives and Metro’s Gang Unit identified Abasta as the the suspect after an extensive investigation.

A grand jury indicted Abasta on June 26. He faces one count of Open Murder and was booked on the charge June 29.

Police say the suspect is in custody at the Clark County Detention Center on an unrelated charge.

In January, police said Farnsworth was walking along Warm Springs talking on his cell phone when the shooting occurred.

Witnesses who may have been in the area of W. Warm Springs between Arroyo Grande Boulevard and Valley Verde Drive between 9 and 9:30 p.m. are urged to contact police.

Detectives are also seeking dash cam surveillance or other video surveillance from motorists who may have been driving in the area around the time of the incident.

Farnsworth was described as a white male adult, standing 6’0″ tall and weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing black shoes, black pants and a black parka jacket with tan fur around the hood.

The incident remains under investigation. Police say no further details are available at this time, as we are awaiting the adjudication process.

Anyone with information may contact the Henderson Police Department Investigations Services Division at 702-267-4750. If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit their website.

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