UPDATE: 18-year-old suspect arrested in east valley homicide near Charleston and Lamb

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UPDATE 1/16/21: Metro Police have arrested 18-year-old Zyonn Dawson in connection with this homicide investigation. Dawson has been charged with open murder.


UPDATE: The man who was shot and killed on Jan. 8 has been identified as Jose Jesus Santa Cruz, 32. The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified Cruz as a Las Vegas man, and determined he died of a gunshot wound to the torso. The shooting has been ruled a homicide.


LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the east valley near Charleston and Lamb boulevards.

Metro Lt. Richard Meyers of the Sex Crimes Section says a call came into 911 around 6:49 p.m. reporting gunshots being fired in the 4700 block of East Charleston. He noted simultaneously, Metro’s ShotSpotter activation occurred in the same area.

When officers arrived, they found the victim in a parking lot in the area. He was transported to UMC, where he was pronounced deceased.

Meyers says the initial investigation revealed a Black male adult was seen running from the area when the shots rang out. There is currently not a clothing description.

Metro’s Homicide Section asks citizens who have any information about the incident to contact them. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or on their website.

The public is asked to avoid the area for the next couple of hours as the investigation continues.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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