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UPDATE: Family of shooting victim urging witnesses to come forward

Police said suspect connected to robberies
Posted at 11:09 AM, Jan 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-24 02:39:19-05
LATEST: Beginning on Jan. 7, a string of eight robberies occurred to businesses primarily located on the East side of the Las Vegas valley.
"He is armed, he is dangerous," said homicide Lt. Dan McGrath. "We need to get him off the street."
The suspect would enter the business, display a handgun and demand cash. The suspect is bilingual in English and Spanish as he made demands in both languages. In one of the events, a customer was also robbed. In two of the events, the suspect fired one round inside of the businesses.
In a robbery that occurred on Jan. 16, the suspect fired multiple rounds at employees in the business, narrowly missing one of the employees.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives determined the suspect in the robberies is the same suspect wanted in connection with the homicide. Police have released surveillance images of the man and a woman he was with that night.

The Clark County Coroner has identified the male victim as 24-year-old Alberto Sanchez-De La Torre from Las Vegas. 13 Action News sat down with his family Monday night.
"Didn't get a chance to see him again, give him a hug, nothing," said Alberto's sister, Jenny Sanchez-De La Torre.
Alberto was one of six siblings.
"He was like a dad for me," said brother Juan Sanchez-De La Torre, "talking nice to me, happy, loving with me."
Loved ones say Alberto had gone dancing with friends at a local nightclub when he was shot and killed. Police believe the suspect opened fire after words were exchanged with the victim.
"He's no troublemaker," said uncle Jose Garcia.
The 24-year-old's mom is asking anyone with information to come forward.
"It happened to Alberto this time," said Garcia, "... but he's going to do it again to somebody else."
A GoFundMe has been set up for Alberto Sanchez-De La Torre. A fundraiser, including a car wash, music and food, is being held at Sellito Rojo, located at 3977 E. Vegas Valley Drive, at 2 p.m. Friday.
If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- On Saturday at 7:05 a.m., police were dispatched to a bar near Nellis Boulevard and Owens Avenue after reports of a shooting.
Arriving officers found an unresponsive male adult with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.
An investigation by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department revealed that there was an argument and physical confrontation between the victim and one male adult inside the bar just before the shooting. Detectives think the suspect left the bar and returned shortly after with a handgun to shoot the victim multiple times.
Police say a female employee was struck by gunfire unintentionally.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.