Man connected to two crosstown valley murders faces judge

Devin Campbell, accused of murder in two homicides in January 2019, appears for an initial court appearance on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (KSNV)

A man who police allege is connected to two murders last month in the Las Vegas valley faced a judge Friday morning.

Devin Campbell, 24 is one of the two suspects police say were involved in the two deadly shootings on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Campbell is accused along with a man named Christopher Ashoff, who was wounded in an officer-involved shooting on January 31.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say Josue Contreras-Verdin, 24 was found lying in the road near Pecos and Hacidena on January 22nd. He later died at Sunrise Hospital.

On the same day, North Las Vegas Police responded to a shooting on Rancho Linda near Craig Ranch Regional Park where Juan Gonzalez-Cruz, 36, died at the scene. Police said both cases are related and identified Campbell and Ashoff as suspects.

Campbell, who faces an open murder charge, waived his right to a preliminary trial. He is expected to be back in court on March 7.

Ashoff is scheduled to make his initial appearance in court on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

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