Local NewsCrime

Actions

UPDATE: Family mourns death of woman shot to death early Friday during vigil

A man was also shot downtown
Posted: 7:22 AM, May 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-31 12:26:34-04

UPDATE MAY 25: Friends and family of a woman shot and killed at the Cornerstone Crossing Apartments early Friday remembered her legacy in the community with a candlelight vigil Saturday evening.

Arkendra Taylor's family called her Kikaboo.

News of Taylor's death left her god-sister Angela Poole in disbelief.

"She was a mother and a grandmother," Poole said, "it's just so sad that we have to get together like this to lay somebody to rest who didn't deserve any of this."

Taylor's sister-in-law Brittany Jones said dozens of people came to Taylor's vigil because she meant a lot to the community.

Jones called Taylor the linchpin of the family.

"She brought everyone together," Jones said, "she cooked meals for us. She brought everybody together, and it's heartbreaking that she's not here anymore."

Police have not named or released a description of the person who shot Taylor in the head, killing her, leaving her loved ones desperate for answers.

"If anybody got answers," Poole said, "if you can come forward with anything, we just need to know what happened to her. It's not fair that e lay down at night and not know."

Taylor's family is accepting donations to help pay for her funeral costs.

They said they will be hosting bucket drives at corner stores in northern and western Las Vegas, and donations can be made to the Serenity Funeral Home under Arkendra Taylor's name.

UPDATE 2:45 P.M. The Clark County coroner has identified the woman who was shot and killed as 43-year-old Arkedra Shamona Taylor, no city of residence listed. The official cause of death is gunshot wound to the head. Her death has been ruled a homicide.

ORIGINAL STORY
Las Vegas police are investigating two shootings overnight.

A woman was shot to death in Cornerstone Crossing Apartments near Washington Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard around 1 a.m. Multiple callers to 911 reported hearing several gunshots. No arrests have been made at this time.

The Clark County coroner will release her name and age after proper notification.

The same apartment complex was the site of a barricade situation earlier this week. A reckless driver refused to pull over and police followed him to the apartment complex.

Additionally, a man was shot near Commerce Street and Utah Avenue at about the same time as the Washington Avenue shooting. The man transported himself to an area hospital and is injuries are non-life-threatening.

RELATED: INTERACTIVE MAP: Murders in Las Vegas valley for 2019

Police say the man may have been fighting with someone before the shooting.

No arrests have been made.