Suspect in deadly convenience store shooting identified, refused to appear in court Friday

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The suspect in a shooting that left one man dead and others running for their lives is 22-year-old Jesus Javier Uribe, according to Clark County Detention Center records. He was due to appear in court Friday afternoon but refused to show up.

Las Vegas police took Uribe into custody Thursday at noon at his home following a standoff with police. The arrest happened about twelve hours after the deadly “random shooting” at the southwest valley store.

Metro police released photos from surveillance video of the shooting and said the public was instrumental in helping police locate the suspect.

This is an image from surveillance footage of the suspect. (Courtesy: LVMPD)

Uribe is accused of shooting and killing 35-year-old Curtis Abraham who was sitting in his car in the parking lot of Short Line Express Market waiting for his girlfriend who was in the store. Police said Uribe then entered the store and began firing shots at customers. No one inside the store was injured.

Friends identified Curtis Abraham as the shooting victim. (KLAS-TV)

Curtis Abraham’s family released this statement Friday morning:

“Our family is broken, our hearts are broken. Words cannot explain the pain and anger we feel. This murderer set out to destroy lives. Curtis was a father, son, grandson, brother, beloved family member and friend. We will hold strong that the justice system will prove that this monster knowingly left his home in tactical gear armed with the intent to kill the innocent. We will grieve this loss forever.”

The family of Curtis Abraham

Uribe is facing the following charges:

  • Murder with use of a deadly weapon
  • Discharging a gun into an occupied structure/vehicle
  • Burglary with possession of a gun
  • Attempted murder (3 counts)
  • Robbery with use of a deadly weapon
  • Discharging a gun where persons might be endangered

Uribe is scheduled to have his initial appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court at 1:30 p.m.

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