LAS VEGAS (TCD) — An 18-year-old man stands accused of fatally shooting a victim during a house party over the weekend.
On Sunday, Nov. 5, at around 2:20 a.m., the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a home in the 1600 block of North Betty Lane in reference to a shooting. Officers found a male victim, identified by KVVU-TV as Maykool Regino-Perez, in the backyard suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.
Police said the victim was attending a party when a physical altercation occurred. The suspect, Mauricio Quinteros, allegedly took out a gun during the fight and fired at the victim before fleeing the scene.
According to KVVU, a witness said Quinteros confronted another person about “hitting on” his girlfriend, and Quinteros allegedly punched the victim in the face before shooting him.
Once the victim was on the ground, Quinteros allegedly shot him multiple times. In total, the witness reportedly said the suspect fired five to seven rounds.
Afterward, Quinteros fled the scene in a blue Dodge Challenger with two other people, KVVU reports.
Investigators recovered six .40 caliber cartridge cases at the scene and observed blood as well.
Police took Quinteros into custody and reportedly confiscated a black .40 caliber firearm in his possession.
Quinteros was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of open murder.
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