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Las Vegas Teenager Claims Accidental Shooting in Friend’s Death

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, May 14, 2024 3:37 pm

A 17-year-old Las Vegas resident, Cesar Sandoval, is facing murder charges following the death of his friend, 18-year-old Jazlynn Johnson.

Parents Alerted by Distraught Son

According to a newly released arrest report, Sandoval arrived home at approximately 3:00 am on May 6th in a hysterical state. He informed his parents, “I did something, I shot my friend,” while insisting it was an accident and pleading with them not to call the police.

Police Locate Victim

Sandoval’s father contacted authorities, leading them to locate a gray Honda at a location less than a mile from the residence. Sadly, Jazlynn Johnson was found deceased inside the vehicle with a gunshot wound to the head.

Conflicting Statements and Legal Representation

Sandoval initially told police the shooting occurred near St. Louis and 15th Street. During questioning, he offered conflicting statements, claiming the incident was an accident but then requesting a lawyer. He also refused to disclose the location of the firearm.

Investigation Suggests Close-Range Shooting

A preliminary investigation suggests the shooting occurred at close range from the passenger seat, where Sandoval was likely positioned.

Sandoval Held Without Bail

Sandoval appeared in court on Tuesday and remains in custody without bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 18th.

Credits: News3LV

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