Suspect arrested following deadly shooting near Sahara, Paradise

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UPDATE | Feb. 27

The suspect accused of killing a man over a drug deal has been arrested and identified as 29-year-old Deandre Gathrite.

On Feb. 26 Garthrite was located by the Criminal Apprehension Team in the 5800 block of West Lake Mead and taken into custody.

He was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

Garthrite is facing one count of murder with a deadly weapon and one count of possessing a gun by a prohibited person.


A man is dead after a shooting on Sunday night.

Around 8:40 p.m. officers were dispatched to an apartment complex located in the 2600 block of Van Patten Street near Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road to investigate reports of a shooting and a man possibly shot.

Arriving officers located an adult male lying on the ground outside one of the apartment buildings suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to the Sunrise Trauma Center where he was later pronounced deceased.

Investigators say there was a group of people standing outside of the building and there was a verbal altercation.

At some point, a male suspect pulled out a gun and fired several rounds, striking the victim. The suspect was gone before officers arrived.

The identity of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

No arrests have been made, but the motive appears to be a disagreement over the sale of narcotics.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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