UPDATE: New details after boyfriend arrested in woman's death

UPDATE SEPT. 19: An arrest report reveals new details into the death of a woman in North Las Vegas.

A witness told police that the victim said "No Toby, No!" followed by what sounded like a gunshot. That same witness then saw Lara with blood on his hands and he said "It was an accident."

Police said Lara made no attempts to provide help to the victim and made no attempts to call for help.

UPDATE SEPT. 8: The woman's boyfriend, 26-year-old Toby Lara, has been arrested in connection to the homicide.

Around 8 p.m. Thursday, Lara was taken into custody by the FBI C.A.T. Task Force in the 4500 block of Sampson Drive, near Nellis Boulevard and Harmon Avenue, in Las Vegas.  He has been booked at the Las Vegas City Detention Center for the charge of murder with use of a deadly weapon.

The woman killed has been identified as 37-year-old Cynthia Alden. She died of a gunshot wound to the head.


NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A 37-year-old woman was found fatally shot in a home in North Las Vegas Wednesday.

North Las Vegas police are investigating the homicide reported around 2:35 p.m. in the 3200 block of Lillis Avenue, near Carey Avenue and Belmont Street. 

The preliminary investigation indicates an argument ensued just before the shooting occurred. Detectives believe the victim and suspect were known to each other.

Currently, there is no suspect in custody. Police are not releasing a description at this time.

The coroner's office will release the identity, and cause and manner of death, pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information in this homicide is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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