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Man arrested in Calif. for May shooting of teen

Posted at 8:00 PM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 20:12:14-04

LATEST UPDATE: The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported Tuesday that a man has been arrested in the shooting.

During the investigation, homicide detectives identified 23-year-old Terlmaine Weaks as a suspect. On May 23, an arrest warrant for murder with a deadly weapon and attempted murder was issued for him.

The same day, police said Weaks was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department Fugitive Task Force in San Pedro, California. Weaks is currently being held in the Los Angeles County Jail as he awaits extradition to Las Vegas.

A second suspect remains at large.

UPDATE: The Clark Coroner has identified the teenager as 17-year-old Jhronne Maddox of Las Vegas. The official cause of death was a gunshot wound to the back and his death was ruled a homicide.

ORIGINAL STORY

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- Sheriff Joe Lombardo spent more than an hour with investigators at the scene of a shooting that killed a 17-year-old boy Monday evening.

Police reported around 6:55 p.m. they received several calls about gunshots in the area of Vegas Valley Drive and Nellis Boulevard.

Arriving officers and medical personnel discovered an adult female victim inside an apartment with multiple apparent stab wounds. Upon further investigation, they also located an adult male with obvious stab wounds. Both were transported to the Sunrise Hospital Trauma Center where they later died from their injuries.
 
The investigation initiated by the LVMPD Homicide Section indicated that the male and female were married. Based on evidence at the scene, detectives believe the male first stabbed his wife then stabbed himself.

As he was leaving the scene, Lombardo addressed recent comments made by FBI Director James Comey about increasing homicide rates in several cities, including Las Vegas.

"I'm not in agreement with those comments. I don't see my police department, my police officers actively de-policing in addressing the crime that is occurring in their community," Lombardo said.

Police said there had been about 20 people at the scene of a fight.

Police found a teen with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Sunrise Hospital where he died of his injuries. Police said the victim was chased before he was shot.

Another person received minor injuries leaving the scene.

No suspects have been arrested yet.