UPDATE: The homicide investigation into the murder of 60-year-old Heriberto Diaz-Marcial has yet to develop information leading to the arrest of the suspect or suspects responsible. Officers of the Northeast Area Command Community Policing Detail will be conducting a large scale community outreach and re-canvass in the area of Owens Avenue and Marion Drive where the homicide occurred.
The event will take place on August 13 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Officers and volunteers will meet in the parking lot of the Ann Lynch Elementary School located at 4850 Kell Lane. Officers and volunteers expect to knock on approximately 500 doors near the area where Diaz-Marcial was murdered. If you have any information on this story, please call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
The family of a man shot to death Saturday morning is begging for answers. 13 Action News spoke with Heriberto Diaz Marcial's grieving wife as she pleaded for help.
"It's the worst experience I ever ever been through," said Maria Diaz.
Diaz tells 13 Action News she woke up to a knock on her door from police at 2 a.m. Saturday. She couldn't have predicted the conversation with the officer that was about to unfold.
"Did you hear a shot? And I said no. Did you hear the ambulance? No. Did you hear cops? No," said Diaz as she recited the conversation that took place between the police officer and her.
Police say just 45 minutes before that, 60-year-old Heriberto Diaz Marcial was shot and killed right around the corner from his house near Marion Drive and Grande Mirada Way, near Lake Mead Boulevard. He was taken to UMC Trauma where he was pronounced dead.
"Why would he get killed? I just want an answer from someone. I don't understand why he got shot," she said.
What exactly happened in the moments leading up to his death is unclear. Diaz has asked neighbors, but their stories vary.
"One of them, he said, he saw him running and somebody was chasing him."
Police are saying it may have been a robbery gone wrong.
"I don't know what is true and what is not true," said said. "I'm begging. I'm begging, someone that knows to please come out and say something."
Now, Diaz is left to raise her two kids on her own.
"They still need him! He's here, but he's not here anymore."
Diaz says her husband was a wonderful man.
"My husband was a good man. He was a good employee. He was a good husband. He didn't fight with anybody. He was a good human being," she said.
A suspect has not yet been identified. This is the 23rd homicide investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 2016.