Las Vegas man arrested on murder warrant during school police patrols | criminality
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — A Las Vegas man has been arrested on a murder warrant after he was caught speeding through a school zone by school police, according to police documents.
Dennis Vasquez, 32, is facing a murder charge in connection with a shooting on October 18, 2020. According to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, the shooting occurred on Key Largo Drive near Tropicana and McLeod.
Police said two men, Vasquez and Daniel Vesper, fought in the area. Several witnesses reported that the suspect, later identified as Vasquez, shot Vesper.
According to police documents, Vasquez called 911 and told police he shot Vesper, but claimed it was in self-defense. Vasquez said he also had a herniated disc, according to reports, and was taken to University Medical Center.
Vasquez was later medically cleared and discharged from hospital. An arrest warrant for Vasquez was signed on February 16, 2021.
A year to the day later, Clark County School District Police were conducting traffic patrols at local schools. At approximately 9:30 a.m., Vasquez was arrested by a CCSDPD officer for driving 30 mph in a 15 mph school zone, according to an arrest report. The officer discovered Vasquez was wanted on warrant and notified the LVMPD.
According to court records, Vasquez was not released on bail. His next appearance was set for February 24.
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