The 20-year-old was arrested in a deadly shootout in north Las Vegas in January

Police in north Las Vegas say they arrested a 20-year-old man on Jan. 15 for killing a teenage boy in town.

Gemonte Kirkland is charged with murder, attempted murder, conspiracy and battery in the murder of Samaj Holmes, 18. Holmes was found in a car with a woman who was also shot after the vehicle crashed into a house near Washburn Road and Goldfield Street.

The woman survived, but Holmes died at the University Medical Center the following day. His death was considered homicide due to a gunshot wound to the head.

Police did not immediately provide information about how they linked Kirkland to the crime or identified any suspected motive.

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