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2 suspected of burglarizing Vegas shooting victim

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Police believe two men charged in an attempted murder at a Las Vegas apartment complex also burglarized the home of their injured alleged victim.

David West, 20, and Kendrick Williams, 22, were each charged with attempted murder with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm into an occupied structure.

According to police, the two were suspected in a shooting that happened just after 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 1700 block of Bonanza Road, near Martin Luther King Boulevard.

In an arrest report, the victim of the shooting told officers two black men knocked on his front door. When he answered the door, according to the report, one of the men called him a "weirdo" and then one shot was fired.

The victim told police he never saw the men before. He was transported to University Medical Center with a gunshot to his left hip, which required surgery, police said.

At the scene, police, in the report, found two shell casings at the front door of the victim's unit, with one round lodged in the door of a neighboring apartment.

The report also describes a break-in that happened at the victim's apartment the day after the shooting. The report, citing multiple witnesses, says two men believed to be the suspects in the shooting were breaking into the victim's apartment and taking property from the unit.

Officers were directed to a separate apartment that witnesses said the suspects headed to after the break-in. There, officers, in the report, found Williams hiding in a closet underneath clothes and West lying on a bed. Both were taken into custody, police said.

Police, in the report, said some of the victim's belongings were in plain view in the apartment.

In interviews, both suspects, in the report, denied involvement in the shooting or the break-in, or even knowing the victim.

However, Williams, in the report, later acknowledged confronting the victim at his apartment, because he had seen a female acquaintance in an argument with him. He claimed he was bum rushed by the victim. Williams told police he heard two "pops" as a result of the scuffle.

In interviews with neighbors, police, in the report, learned each man had guns in his hand and at least two rounds were fired. The neighbors, though, did not say from which firearm the shots were fired.

Each neighbor, in the report, did say the same two men were responsible for the break-in that happened after the shooting.

Police booked Williams and West into Clark County Detention Center.

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