Las Vegas man Lee Wilson arrested for fatal hookah lounge shooting


A suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting at a hookah lounge in Las Vegas on Saturday that left one victim dead and 13 others injured, including the suspect, authorities said.

The suspect, identified as Lee Wilson, 44, was arrested on Tuesday and taken to Clark County Detention Center on one count of open murder and 12 counts of attempted murder, police said, according to FOX 5 of Las Vegas. .

One victim, an adult male, died from his gunshot wounds, while two others were in critical condition after officers arrived at the scene and rescued the victims, police said.

The shooting reportedly stemmed from an altercation in the hookah lounge, during which at least two people exchanged gunfire, with gunfire hitting several bystanders, police said.

“We are very confident from our investigation that this was an internal dispute involving people who know each other and were together at the club,” said Lt. Ray Spencer of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, reported FOX 5.

Detectives said they relied on security camera footage to make the arrest and were still encouraging people with information about the shooting to come forward.

“We have a variety of surveillance videos that we have recovered, but we have recovered video from inside the company that captured the actual shooting, and that video along with witness interviews is what that allowed us to locate a suspect so quickly,” Spencer added. , according to the report.

The shooting reportedly stemmed from an altercation in the hookah lounge, during which at least two people exchanged gunfire.
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An adult male died from his gunshot wounds, while two others were in critical condition when officers arrived at the scene.
An adult male died from his gunshot wounds, while two others were in critical condition when officers arrived at the scene.
Chitose Suzuki/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP

Wilson has an extensive criminal history that includes charges of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and discharging a firearm into a vehicle, FOX 5 reported.

According to police, several firearms were discovered at the scene and further arrests were expected.

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