Over the weekend, an 18-year-old man was arrested for allegedly fatally shooting another individual during a house party in Las Vegas.
The incident unfolded on Sunday, Nov. 5, around 2:20 a.m., prompting the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to respond to a residence in the 1600 block of North Betty Lane.
At the location, officers discovered the lifeless body of the victim, identified as Maykool Regino-Perez, in the backyard, having sustained gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, medical personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.
According to KVVU-TV, the victim was attending a party when a physical altercation erupted. The accused, Mauricio Quinteros, reportedly produced a firearm during the altercation and shot the victim before making a hasty exit from the premises.
A witness informed authorities that Quinteros confronted someone regarding alleged advances toward his girlfriend, and after a physical confrontation, the suspect purportedly punched the victim in the face before resorting to gunfire.
As the victim lay on the ground, Quinteros allegedly fired multiple shots, with the witness estimating the total to be between five and seven rounds. Subsequently, Quinteros fled the scene in a blue Dodge Challenger accompanied by two others.
Upon investigation, law enforcement recovered six .40 caliber cartridge cases at the crime scene, along with traces of blood. Quinteros was apprehended by the police, who reportedly seized a black .40 caliber firearm from his possession.
The suspect, Mauricio Quinteros, has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center on a charge of open murder.