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UPDATE: Man arrested in deadly swap meet shooting

Posted at 10:25 AM, Dec 27, 2017
and last updated 2018-01-17 21:45:32-05

UPDATE JAN. 17: Police arrested 32-year-old Michael Thompson in connection with the deadly shooting on January 16.

Thompson was located near the 2200 block of Sleep Court, near Washington Avenue and Rancho Drive. He was taken into custody without incident and currently faces two counts of murder with a deadly weapon.


An unidentified male in his 50s and woman in her 20s were found dead behind the Swap Meet at 2901 Washington Avenue near Rancho Drive.

Las Vegas police received a call about the bodies around 7:11 a.m. Wednesday. A preliminary investigation reveals the shooting may have occurred around 1 a.m.

Police report that both had gunshot wounds but the circumstances surrounding their shooting are still unknown. However, they do not believe it is an isolated incident at this time and the shooter possibly knew the victims.

Police did confirm that both were homeless and had set up camp in the loading dock area of the Swap Meet.

The Clark County coroner will release the names and ages of the deceased after relatives have been identified. 

Police expect to be on scene for several hours.