A second person was arrested for attempted murder after telling police that he lured a teenager into a park and shot him dead earlier this month.
19-year-old Gabriel Lindquist was admitted to the Clark County Detention Center without permission on Friday for attempted murder, attempted robbery, conspiracy to robbery and carrying a hidden weapon.
According to a North Las Vegas police arrest report, at around 10:15 a.m. on February 9, the officers were called into a park where an 18-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and three teenagers ran off the scene.
Investigators believe a 15-year-old girl told the 18-year-old she wanted to buy marijuana from him, and while he was in the unnamed park in North Las Vegas, he got into an argument with Lindquist and 16-year-old Jordan Neuman in the bathroom.
In a detention report released Monday, Lindquist said he shot the man once before he, Neuman and the girl ran away.
In court files on Lindquist’s case, his attorney argued that the shooting was in self-defense, saying Lindquist was shot in the arm in November.
“This incident is related to this incident,” read the court record.
Lindquist is being held on bail of $ 75,000 and is due to appear in court on March 8th.
According to the court record, prosecutors argued that the robbery was deliberate and that Lindquist “tried again to shoot but blocked the gun”.
Neuman told the police that he did not want to take part in the shootings but “went with them to bring Gabriel to safety,” according to the police report.
The girl, whose name was not released, and Neuman were arrested on the same charges as Lindquist. Neuman was released on $ 50,000 bail and is due to appear in court on March 3.
Details of the girl’s youth hearings were not available Tuesday night.
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