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2nd person arrested for January shooting that left 1 person dead

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Posted at 1:34 PM, Apr 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-23 16:34:27-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A second person has been arrested for a double shooting on Jan. 15 near Washburn Road and Goldfield Street.

Police say they responded to a report of a car that crashed into a wall around 9:20 a.m. They discovered18-year-old Samaj Holmes inside with a gunshot wound to the head and an 18-year-old woman who had also been shot.

20-year-old Gemonte Kirkland was arrested in February. 18-year-old Jabez Blanche was arrested April 19.

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Police were able to identify Blanche as a suspect through rental car and cell phone records and social media posts. They tracked him to his girlfriend’s, where he had been staying since early February. Police also found a 9mm gun at the home along with 3 magazines.

Blanche reportedly admitted that he was in the car but claimed that he did not shoot anyone.

Police believe that the shooting is gang related.