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16-year-old arrested for killing another teenager in North Las Vegas

Posted at 8:35 AM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 11:35:17-04

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A 16-year-old has been arrested for the deadly shooting of another teenager on Aug. 23.

The shooting happened during a confrontation between a group of teens near Las Vegas and Nellis boulevards on Aug. 23.

Police say that Tyaireon Collins has been arrested for killing 16-year-old Christopher Williams.

Police say surveillance e video from a 7-Eleven store showed a young man wearing distinctive clothing walking away from the scene. A Clark County School District police officer who had almost daily encounters with Collins was able to identify him immediately.

A juvenile and probation officer also identified Collins.

Collins was arrested Sept. 4 after crashing a stolen 2015 BMW during a police pursuit in North Las Vegas.

Police say that Williams was shot multiple times. His death was caused by a gunshot to his abdomen.