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Las Vegas police seek suspect in June road rage double shooting

Posted at 4:04 PM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 21:32:46-04

Detectives are seeking to identify a suspect in a double shooting in June that stemmed from a road rage incident.

Around 3:30 a.m. June 4, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Bonanza Road to investigate reports of a shooting.

Arriving officers located an adult male who had sustained a gunshot wound to his leg. He was transported to the UMC Trauma where he was treated and released.

Officers also discovered that an adult female victim had self-transported to Valley Hospital. She had sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the shoulder.

Detectives with the Downtown Area Command Patrol Investigations Section determined there had been a verbal altercation over a traffic incident that occurred in a parking lot near the intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Bonanza Road.

The argument was between the suspect, who was in one car with at least two other passengers, and the occupants of another car. The incident escalated when the suspect started firing rounds from a handgun, striking the female victim. The male victim was not involved in the altercation, but was passing by the area when he was struck.

The suspect was described as a black man between 24 and 28 years of age, who stood about 5’11” tall and weighed about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark blue jeans. The suspect may be known by the moniker of “Bear."

Anyone with any information about the identity or whereabouts of the suspect should contact the Downtown Area Command Patrol Investigations Section by phone at 702-828-4314. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.