Two suspects arrested in Dec. 9 shooting near Alexander, Rainbow

19-year-old Elijah Watson was identified as one of the suspects involved in the Dec. 9 shooting near Alexander Road and Rainbow Boulevard.

UPDATE: Jan. 9

As a result of the investigation by the LVMPD Homicide Section, 19-year-old Elijah Watson and a teenager were identified as suspects involved in the Dec. 9 shooting near Alexander Road and Rainbow Boulevard.

On Jan. 8, 2018 detectives with the Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT) located Watson near the 7900 block of Green Pine Street and he was taken into custody without incident.

The teen was found at another location and was also taken into custody without incident by the Criminal Apprehension Team.

Both suspects were arrested and face multiple charges including murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder.


One person is dead and another wounded after a shooting Saturday afternoon in the northwest Las Vegas valley.

The shooting occurred just after 3:20 p.m. on the 4000 block of North Overbrook Drive, near North Rainbow Boulevard and West Alexander Road, according to Lt. Trish Cervantes of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Police say the gunman got into a confrontation with two men standing outside a home. Witnesses say that’s when they heard several shots. One man tried to make it back inside the home, but he was found dead in the garage area. The other victim was found wounded in the driveway. He is in critical condition at UMC Trauma.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s. He was wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans and was seen with a blue backpack.

The shooting victims were friends.

Detectives say it’s very troubling to know this happened at a time when people were outside.

"It’s a lot of concern for us because daylight hours we have kids playing,” said LVMPD Lt. Dan McGrath. We have people out. There was a number of people out here."

Police say they are looking at home surveillance cameras in the neighborhood.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521 or To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555, or text CRIMESNV 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.

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