Rico Lagasca

Rico Lagasca (North Las Vegas Police Department)

UPDATE (Jan. 21) -- The North Las Vegas Police Department announced that a suspect was taken into custody in connection with a fatal shooting on Jan. 10.

According to police, Rico Lagasca, 31, was taken into custody and subsequently arrested and booked at NLVCCC.

In a post shared on social media, NLVPD said Lagasca is facing charges of open murder with deadly weapon, attempt murder with deadly weapon, battery with use of deadly force, kidnapping 2nd degree with deadly weapon, assault with deadly weapon and carry concealed weapon without a permit.

Original story continues below.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- North Las Vegas police were investigating a shooting that left a woman dead and a man in critical condition on Sunday.

About 3:23 a.m. on Jan. 10, officers were called to the 3100 block of N. Pecos Road, near Cheyenne Avenue. Officers found two people with gunshot wounds, a 37-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman.

Both victims were taken to University Medical Center where the woman died and the man remains in critical condition. 

The woman was later identified as Joanna Cocette Mickens. Her death was ruled homicide by gunshot wound to the chest. 

North Las Vegas police said while they don't believe the shooting to be random, they have no suspect or arrest information as of Sunday afternoon.

This is the second homicide for NLVPD in 2021.

Anyone with information is asked to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111 or Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 to submit an anonymous tip.

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(3) comments


Good job law enforcement,another freak show killer off the streets! Getting tattoos on your face is a nice way to tell the world that you belong in prison!


He won't be in jail long. He'll just tell the judge were ten Trump supporters live and the judge will release him on good behavior.


Bad news after midnight,the rats are loose!

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