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UPDATE: Man arrested in Aspen Valley homicide

Posted at 11:51 PM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-25 23:03:57-04

LATEST UPDATE: Police arrested 33-year-old Rene Alfaro Monday in connection to Saturday night's homicide.

Detectives with the Criminal Apprehension Team located Alfaro at a residence located in the 6300 block of Eldora Avenue where he was taken into custody without incident. Alfaro was transported to the Clark County Detention Center where he faces one count of murder with a deadly weapon.

UPDATE 2: Police released more information about the incident on Saturday.

According to the investigation, the victim and the suspect were in a verbal confrontation in the street. The suspect then pushed the victim to the ground and shot him several times with what appeared to be an assault rifle.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult and fled in the area in a newer maroon colored sedan.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the LVMPD 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, on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com, or text CRIMENV plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES).  Message and data rates may apply.  Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward. 

UPDATE: The victim of the shooting has been identified as Kevin Michael Hockar, a male Las Vegas resident. He was 54 years old.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A killer is still on the loose after a shooting in the south side of the valley Saturday night.

A man was shot in the street on Aspen Valley Avenue near Maryland Parkway and Serene.

Henri Rowlands lives on the street. He says he heard gunshots and was terrified when he looked out his window and saw a body.

"I thought I heard six shots but the cop said it was 12," Rowlands said. "This never happens in this neighborhood. This is one of the first times it's happened here."

Rowlands said he believes it was a drive-by because he saw a car speed off down the street right after he heard the shots.