Report: 16-year-old killed during marijuana deal, 17-year-old shooter identified

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The 17-year-old arrested in the killing of a 16-year-old in North Las Vegas has been identified as Allen Griffin, according to his arrest report.

He has been certified as an adult by the court and is facing a first degree murder charge in the death of  Aneas David King who was shot on Jan. 9 in a neighborhood at Coleman Street and San Miguel Avenue, near Simmons Street and West Craig Road. He became the first homicide in North Las Vegas for 2019.

According to the arrest report, the person with King that day told police that King agreed to sell Griffin 1/8 ounce of marijuana and introduce him to his marijuana dealer. King knew Griffin was in a gang so he brought an Airsoft gun, to show it, if needed for protection.

When King’s friend went back into the house to retreive the scale to weigh the marijuana, he heard a gunshot and when he went back outside King had been shot and Griffin and the the person he was with were gone. The marijuana was also gone, the report said.

King suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Griffin is set to be arraigned in court Wednesday morning.

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