LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- North Las Vegas police said two young men were arrested after a shooting on Sunday that killed a 22-year-old man.
Police said on Feb. 16 about 11 p.m., officers were at North Vista Hospital for an unrelated call. A car drove up with an uninjured driver and the 22-year-old victim suffering from a gunshot wound.
The victim was identified by the Clark County Coroner's Office on Wednesday as Dre'Vaughn Deonte Dixion, a resident of North Las Vegas.
According to North Las Vegas Police, Dixion died at the hospital.
The shooting happened near Hamilton Street and Putnam Avenue, police said. Dixion met Rodrigo Chavez, 18, and Blake Whittington, 19, for a marijuana deal. Dixion allegedly then stole the drugs and ran, police said. Chavez and Whittington then chased Dixion and fired multiple rounds at him, hitting him at least once.
Police found both suspects and booked them into the Las Vegas City Jail for multiple charges including murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle and discharging a weapon within a vehicle. Chavez was found in North Las Vegas and Whittington was found in Henderson.
This was the third homicide for NLVPD in 2020.