LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Sources tell the I-Team a man suspected in a crime spree in Southern Nevada, including two deadly shootings on Thursday, has a violent criminal history, mainly in California.
The Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office confirms John Anthony Carrillo, 29, was just released from prison in April. He was convicted of assault with force likely to cause bodily injury.
Carrillo is now accused of killing two men in separate shootings in Las Vegas and Henderson. He faces charges of murder, assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping.
The first shooting occurred Thursday at 9:48 a.m. in the 1700 block of Euclid Avenue, near Oakey Boulevard and Eastern Avenue. According to Metro Police, Carrillo went to the home to conduct a narcotics transaction, shot the victim inside the home, and then stole a white Nissan Altima and fled.
Later Thursday at 11:40 p.m., Henderson police responded to a shooting in the 10000 block of South Maryland Parkway. A man reportedly had been shot in the face by a person inside a white Nissan Altima.
The 32-year-old died in the parking lot. Sources tell us this appears to be a random act of violence.
Shortly after that shooting, Metro arrested Carrillo a few miles away from that crime scene.
Metro says they have learned that Carrillo is the suspect in a June 30 shooting at a convenience store, where a customer was shot and survived. Police say he has also been involved in several other criminal incidents since June 26, including domestic battery, grand larceny auto and robbery.
Sources tell the I-Team he was released from a California prison earlier this year.
The identifications of both men killed on Thursday will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Carrillo is at the Clark County Detention Center and is due to appear in court on Saturday at 9 a.m.
The I-Team has been digging into his past and will bring you more information as we receive it.