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Victim's aunt speaks out as Las Vegas police seek 2 in deadly shooting

Shooting occurred at a wash last week
Posted at 12:35 PM, Nov 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-26 21:30:36-05

Las Vegas police are seeking two men in a deadly shooting last week.

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Around 11:40 a.m. Nov. 20, officers were dispatched to a wash located in the 3100 block of South Mojave Road, north of Desert Inn Road, to investigate a report of a man shot.

Arriving officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound and he was transported to Sunrise Trauma.

The investigation indicated the victim was walking in the wash area when he was approached by two men. The suspects approached the victim and there was a short conversation before one of the suspects shot the victim. The victim was able to call 911 and advised the suspects fled north through the wash after the shooting.

On Nov. 22, the man died of his injuries. He has been identified as 24-year-old Jesus Edward Montiel IV. He died of a gunshot wound to the abdomen. 

13 Action News spoke with Montiel's aunt and says he was loved by everyone.

“Good and loving, loved by the whole family, aunts and uncles and everyone," says Lorraine.

Las Vegas police released surveillance video of the two suspects.

“I just hope that they’re caught," says Lorraine. "I really hope that they are that if anyone knows anything to please say something.”

A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help the family with funeral arrangements.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.