UPDATE: Shooting suspect fell through ceiling while trying to escape police

OCT. 11 UPDATE: 41-year-old Edward Perez was arrested in connection with the deadly shooting on Oct. 5, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Officials say that they tried locating Perez on Oct. 7 at an apartment complex located at 1200 Redwood Street, near Charleston and Rainbow boulevards. But when police knocked on the door to the apartment, they were told he wasn't there.

While a search warrant was being obtained for the apartment, Perez climbed into the attic area and crawled to another end of the building where he fell through a drywall ceiling and into another resident's apartment. The resident was able to get out of the apartment and Perez was taken into custody.

Perez was taken to the Clark County Detention Center. He faces charges of:

  • Murder with use of a deadly weapon
  • Burglary while in possession of a deadly weapon
  • Discharging a gun at or into an occupied structure
  • Possession of a gun by a prohibited person
  • Kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon
  • Assault with a deadly weapon (2 counts)
  • Child abuse or neglect (2 counts)

Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Las Vegas police are investigating a deadly shooting Thursday afternoon.

The shooting was reported around 2 p.m. in the 4200 block of Ridgeview Drive, near Torrey Pines Drive and Flamingo Road.

The caller told police that a friend had come over and another male showed up and shot the female victim, who died of her injuries.

According to numerous bystanders, the suspect had been staying at a nearby residence. Police also say that there was a verbal altercation between the victim and the suspect just before the shooting. 

Police are continuing to look for the male suspect. Officials do not have information about a motive at this time.

The identity of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner's Office.

Anyone with information about this case should contact the Las Vegas police at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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