LAS VEGAS (TCD) -- A 41-year-old man faces charges in connection with the death of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally struck by a stray bullet in March.
On March 7 at approximately 6:02 p.m., the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to the 5300 block of Boulder Highway and found a male juvenile, identified by KLAS-TV as Sir’ Armani Iyair Clark, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Medical personnel transported the victim to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Upon further investigation, police learned a bullet pierced a wall from a neighbor’s apartment, which struck Clark and his 10-year-old brother. Clark's brother was reportedly transported to the hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
During the shooting, the brothers were home with their parents and another sibling, KLAS reports.
Las Vegas Police detectives identified Eliazar Quintero, who is in custody in the Nevada Department of Corrections for unrelated gun and drug convictions, as the primary suspect Wednesday, Oct. 11.
According to KLAS, on March 8, two days after the shooting incident, Quintero was supposed to receive sentencing for firearm ownership or possession by a prohibited individual. However, he failed to appear in court, which resulted in a judge issuing a bench warrant for his arrest. Quintero was taken into custody March 10 and is currently serving a two-to-five-year sentence.
Police said he will be booked into the Clark County Detention Center for second-degree murder involving a deadly weapon.