LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – One person was arrested for a deadly shooting that occurred in the northeast part of the valley on Sept. 16. Metro Police identified 18-year-old Mario Frieson as the suspect. He was taken into custody on Sept. 24.
Police say on Sept. 16 at 3:35 p.m., authorities received a 9-1-1 call saying that a man had been shot in an apartment complex located in the 5300 block of E. Lake Mead Boulevard. When officers arrived on scene, they found a man suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.
Paramedics transported the victim to the hospital where he later died from his injuries. Evidence indicated the male victim was just outside of his apartment when he was observed arguing with two black men. Witnesses heard a gunshot and the suspects were seen fleeing the area, police said.
Investigators believe the shooting was a result of a failed robbery and appeared to have been drug related.
Frieson faces one count of open murder.