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Suspect arrested in deadly shooting

Posted at 12:14 AM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 21:09:21-05

UPDATE: Detectives with the LVMPD Homicide Section identified 53-year-old Andy Taylor as a suspect in this incident. On March 9, Homicide detectives located Taylor and he was taken into custody without incident. Taylor was arrested and transported to the Clark County Detention Center where he faces charges of:

-Murder with a deadly weapon
-Own/Posses a firearm by a prohibited person
-Possession stolen property/firearm


Police say an argument between two men turned deadly near Cheyenne and Rancho Tuesday night. 

It happened outside of a smoke shop shortly before 9 p.m., according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. 

The two men were yelling and fighting in the parking lot, said one witness.

Investigators believe the male victim, who was not armed, was shot twice.  It appears the man tried to run away from the shooter, said Lt. Dan McGrath.  

The suspect is only described as a 6 foot tall man with a thin build in a dark colored hoodie.  No one has been taken into custody. 

Detectives have interviewed nearly a dozen witnesses.  They are also canvassing the shopping center for surveillance videos. 

13 Action News spoke with people who say they knew the victim.

They say they hope their loved one was not the one killed, but that is what they were told by witnesses. The Clark County coroner will positively identify the man killed.

"He was a good kid, just wanted to skate," said one friend. "He was a good artist, wanted to be a tattoo artist but didn't have the money for it."

It is unknown what sparked the argument.

This was the 33rd homicide investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 2016.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.