LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — A teenage suspect has been arrested for the murder of a woman in a south Las Vegas valley neighborhood last month, police announced Friday.
The 16-year-old suspect, whose name was not released, was taken into custody on Wednesday, May 24, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.
He has been booked into Clark County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
The deadly shooting was reported just before 9 p.m. in the 3400 block of Bella Lante Avenue, near Cactus Avenue and Valley View Boulevard, back on Sunday, April 23, LVMPD previously said.
Officers found a woman suffering from an apparent gunshot wound and she was pronounced dead at UMC. The Clark County Coroner's office identified her as Shawna Linn McCowan, 43.
Homicide investigators believed McCowan was walking when someone in an unknown vehicle shot at her, police had said. The car left the scene before officers arrived.
The shooting was said to be an isolated incident, but no further details on the investigation have been released.