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Suspect Arrested in Fatal Shooting Near Las Vegas Academy

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, November 10, 2023 7:00 pm

LAS VEGAS — In the aftermath of a tragic incident near Las Vegas Academy early Thursday morning, the Metropolitan Police Department swiftly took action, leading to the arrest of the alleged shooter.

Authorities have identified the suspect as 44-year-old Major Sanford, who now faces seven felony charges, including open murder with a deadly weapon.

As of now, the victim’s identity and the cause of death remain undisclosed, pending the Clark County coroner’s investigation.

The incident unfolded in the 400 block of South 10th Street just before 7 a.m., prompting a rapid response from law enforcement. Upon arrival, officers discovered a man in the living room of a nearby apartment with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Despite the efforts of medical personnel, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Major Sanford was reportedly observed firing shots into the victim’s apartment, leading to his subsequent arrest. He is currently held at the Clark County Detention Center.

During the investigation, Las Vegas Academy briefly went into lockdown to ensure the safety of students and staff.

In unrelated news, Culinary Local 226 and MGM Resorts International have reached a tentative contract agreement, marking a significant development in labor relations.

Authorities are urging anyone with information about the shooting to come forward. The Homicide Section can be reached at 702-828-3521 or via email at homicide@lvmpd.com. For those who wish to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers can be contacted at 702-385-5555 or through their website, crimestoppersofnv.com.

This tragic incident underscores the importance of community cooperation and vigilance in ensuring public safety. The investigation is ongoing, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

Credits: Review Journal

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