Suspects indicted in driveway murder that killed CSN nursing student
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) —
A Clark County grand jury has indicted three men in connection with a driveway murder that claimed the life of a young CSN nursing student on August 9, 2017.
The suspects are accused of murdering 24-year-old Gabriel Valenzuela. Police say Valenzuela was pulling into his driveway on the 5500 block of Dewey Drive when his family members say they heard gunshots and found him bleeding in their front yard.
Witnesses told police they saw a group of men running from the scene, the next day police arrested 18-year-old Demario Lofton-Robinson.
During a jailhouse interview, Demario denied his involvement, but police say that Lofton-Robinson confessed to shooting the victim in his chest after attempting to rob him.
"I hope that they find out the truth and see that I didn't have nothing to do with it. The detective manipulated me and my little brother into giving false statements," said Lofton-Robinson.
Officers arrested three other suspects, they're not identifying one of them because he's a juvenile. But they did identify the other two as 22-year-old Davonte Wheeler and 20-year-old Raekwon Robertson.
The grand jury indictment released on Thursday alleges that Robertson committed armed robbery at a fiesta discount market, and also robbed two women at gunpoint just one week before the deadly shooting.
All of the suspects are facing a laundry list of felony charges including conspiracy to commit robbery and murder.