Police release shooter’s name, possible motive in January slaying

Police release shooter’s name, possible motive in January slaying

From the Las Vegas Optic

Las Vegas police have named the man who shot and killed 27-year-old Leroy Salazar, and the department has offered a possible motive, but to date, charges have not been filed and the investigation continues.

LVPD received a call of shots fired the evening of Jan. 18 and responded to Salazar’s home in the 2200 block of Collins Drive, according to Cmdr. Steve Pacheco of LVPD. Officers soon learned that Salazar had been shot, and he was transported to Alta Vista Regional Hospital, where he later died from his wounds.

The same evening, Clyde R. Gonzales, 38, of Las Vegas, checked into Alta Vista to be treated for gunshot wounds as well, and officers quickly identified Gonzales as the man who’d shot Salazar, according to LVPD.

During interviews with investigators, Gonzales admitted to going to Salazar’s home that night. He told police he’d gone there to confront Salazar about allegations that Salazar was involved in an intimate relationship with Gonzales’ 14-year-old daughter, according to LVPD. The two began to argue, then they exchanged gunfire.