Possible Serial Killer Loose in Las Vegas Area Police Warns

February 8, 2018 Updated: October 5, 2018    

Police are asking for help to catch a man who allegedly shot at least four people in recent days, killing two.

The first three were shot on Jan 29, one fatally near Rancho Drive and West Washington Avenue. Two survived, one was shot near North Veterans Memorial Drive and North Las Vegas Boulevard and the other in Logandale, about 46 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

The areas of two shootings in Las Vegas on Jan. 29, 2018, one near Rancho Drive and West Washington Avenue, the other near North Veterans Memorial Drive and North Las Vegas Boulevard. (Las Vegas Metro Police Department)
Logandale, Nev., the location of a shooting on Jan. 29, 2018. (Screenshot via Google My Maps)

Then, on Feb. 2, shortly after 4:16 a.m., a 70-year-old homeless man was shot dead while sleeping near the freeway overpass at US-95 and North 14th Street.

The area of US-95 and North 14th Street in Las Vegas where a homeless man was shot dead on Feb. 2, 2018. (Screenshot via Google Maps)

The shooter is armed and dangerous and seems to be targeting homeless people, said Capt. Robert Plummer of Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) in a Facebook video.

“[I]f he isn’t [a serial killer], he’s on his way to being one,” Plummer said, according to Las Vegas Sun.

The suspect was described as 6 feet tall, white or Hispanic male driving silver, gray, or lighter blue 2016-2018 Hyundai Tucson.

A silver, gray, or lighter blue 2016-2018 Hyundai Tucson driven by a man who allegedly shot four people, killing two, in the Las Vegas area on Jan. 29 and Feb. 2, 2018. (Las Vegas Metro Police Department)

The last shooting was captured on a surveillance camera, but not from a distance close enough to see the suspect’s face.

The homeless man was known to people in the neighborhood as a kind person who didn’t bother anybody, based on comments on the LVMPD Facebook page.

“[H]e was very sweet. He did not deserve this,” Jessica Harris commented.

“He never bothered anyone. He just collected his cans and kept to himself,” Feliz Vida commented.

Police are asking anybody with information about the incidents or anybody with surveillance video from the concerned areas to contact LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for an unspecified cash reward.

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