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Suspect arrested, charged in North Las Vegas murder

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Suspect arrested, charged in North Las Vegas murder

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Aug 26, 2014

North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A suspect has been charged following a murder in North Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon.

22-year-old Ajuan Malcolm Theus was taken into custody in connection with the shooting death of 25-year-old C'Dario Laparker Burns.

On Aug. 24 at about 3:30 p.m., dispatch received 911 calls reporting a shooting in the 5400 block of Jose Ernesto Street.

Arriving officers located Burns in a car, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to UMC Trauma where he died from his injuries.

Preliminary investigation indicated there was a verbal argument between Burns and Theus in the front yard of a home on Jose Ernesto Street. The argument escalated into an exchange of gunfire between the two.

Burns ran to his vehicle where Theus allegedly shot him multiple times and fled the scene.

While detectives were still on scene, Theus returned and officers took him into custody without incident.

He was booked on one count of first degree murder with a deadly weapon.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.