Suspect arrested in connection with two gang-related crimes

Krista Hostetler

Suspect arrested in connection with two gang-related crimes

CREATED Oct. 10, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A man was arrested this week for his involvement in connection with two area crimes.

The LVMPD Gang Crimes Bureau apprehended 24-year-old Abdullah Sykes of Las Vegas on four counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon and battery with a deadly weapon.

In March, officers responded to shots being fired in a parking garage at the Rio Hotel and Casino.

Officers observed multiple gunshots being fired by numerous individuals, both on foot and in vehicles, along with multiple people and vehicles trying to flee the area.

The men were transported to UMC Trauma with non-life threatening injuries in the incident.

Later that day, officers responded to UMC to investigate reports of shots being fired at that location. They found two individuals suffering from what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

A preliminary investigation indicates multiple shots were fired at a group outside the hospital, from a handgun by an unknown person on foot in the area.

Sykes was arrested for his involvement in these crimes.

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