Police say a man suspected in a downtown Las Vegas shooting death was one of four people who went to confront the victim over a $50 debt.
Salvador Mora, 21, was charged with counts of murder with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit murder, robbery with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery, Las Vegas Metro police said.
According to an arrest report released on Monday, Mora was arrested in a murder investigation of 48-year-old Richard Lee Blevins. Police said Blevins was found with multiple gunshots at his apartment near Charleston Boulevard and Third Street on April 29.
Blevins was taken to University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The report stated security video recorded three men heading to the apartment minutes before the shooting and running from the area shortly after.
Witnesses told police, in the report, Blevins was seen earlier that day arguing with a man who was later identified as Segundo "Diego" Gonzalez. The report later identifies him as Mora's friend.
Witnesses, in the report, said the two were arguing over a debt Blevins owed Gonzalez. The report said Gonzalez left the area, vowing to bring back a few more people.
According to police, Gonzalez returned with Mora, a person identified as "Gucci" and Gonzalez's roommate to Blevins' apartment complex.
In the report, Gonzalez told police he enlisted the men to intimidate Blevins to pay the debt.
Gonzalez told police, in the report, he, Mora and Gucci confronted the victim while his roommate waited in a vehicle.
In the report, Gonzalez said Blevins kept telling them he didn't have any money to give. That was when, according to Gonzalez in the report, Gucci removed a firearm from his waistband and pointed it at Blevins.
He told police the victim went for the gun but was struck by a round. Gonzalez said three or four more shots were fired at Blevins before the three fled to the awaiting vehicle, police stated in the report.
Police later interviewed Mora, who, in the report, failed a concealed information test related to the case.
Mora, in the report, admitted to agreeing to help Gonzalez confront Blevins. Mora, though, ended questioning when police asked him about security video recordings of a Hispanic male with sleeved tattoos holding a gun while running from the area.
Mora was booked into Clark County Detention Center. Police did not say if any charges were filed against Gonzalez or any other people alleged in the incident.
Police also did not say the reason for the debt.
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