One man dead as holiday weekend ends in two shootings

One man dead as holiday weekend ends in two shootings

From the Las Vegas Optic

One man was killed, one was injured and another is sought by police following a violent end to a holiday weekend in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas police have confirmed to the Optic that 27-year-old Leroy Salazar was shot and killed Monday evening on Collins Drive, on the city’s north west side. Chief of Police Adrian Crespin said a second man was injured in the shooting.

“Another person involved in the shooting was sent to UNM Hospital for his injuries,” Crespin said.

LVPD is investigating a suspect in the shooting, according to Crespin. Charges had not been filed as of this writing.

A couple miles south, New Mexico State Police attempted to pull over a 1993 Honda, a car officers stopped days earlier for a registration violation. The driver fled police, initiating a short pursuit, according to NMSP.

Shaun Kemp, 22 of Springer, was behind the wheel, according to NMSP. During the pursuit, Kemp drove west on Independence Avenue, then stopped near River Road where he exited the car and ran from officers.