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Las Vegas police: 'ShotSpotter' program detects deadly drive-by shooting

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Police investigate a homicide near Craig Road and Lamb Boulevard on Jan. 29, 2018. (Brad Boyer/FOX5) Police investigate a homicide near Craig Road and Lamb Boulevard on Jan. 29, 2018. (Brad Boyer/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Metro police said a newly installed  "ShotSpotter" program led them to the scene of a deadly drive-by shooting Monday. 

Officers responded to the 4200 block of Calimesa Street, near Craig Road and Lamb Boulevard, at 1:40 a.m. after the "ShotSpotter" detected gunshots in the area.

Police found a Hispanic man, identified as Benicio Alejandro Quinones, approximately 25 years old in the street suffering from least three gunshots to the upper body, police said. He was taken to University Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. 

Metro police investigators believe Quinones was walking down the street when a white Ford pickup truck drove up to next to him. Words were exchanged between a person in the truck and Quiones, then several shots were fired before the truck sped away, police said.

Quinones "looks like a possible gang member" and the shooting may be gang-related, according to Metro Police Lt. Dan McGrath.

Police continued to search for the suspect in the shooting.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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