LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) – Two men have been arrested in connection to a shooting Tuesday morning east of the Las Vegas Strip, near Sahara and Paradise.
Martell Moten, 22, and Matthew Washington Jr., 23, were arrested on one charge of murder with a deadly weapon, three counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, and six counts of discharging a firearm into an occupied structure.
According to the Las Vegas Police Department arrest reports, officers were called just after 4:30 a.m. to an apartment complex in the 2600 block of Sherwood Street. They discovered Nathan Rawls, 31, suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. Medical efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
Two other people were wounded in the shooting. They were treated at Sunrise Hospital. One person was in a back bedroom asleep at the time of the shooting. Four shots entered the bedroom avoided the subject.
According to the report, a witness told a police dispatcher that a Silver Dodge Magnum leaving the scene. An officer pulled the vehicle over at Ogden and Eastern avenues. After finding the butt of a black handgun underneath the front passenger seat, a search warrant was requested and authorized. A second handgun was found in the dash area below the steering wheel.
Both were taken to interview rooms at Metro headquarters and questioned separately. Washington and Moten initially denied involvement in the shootings, then subsequently said each waited in the car while the other did the shooting, according to the reports.
Both men are in the Clark County Detention Center. The Clark County district attorney’s office has yet to file formal charges.