Henderson police utilized social media to assist establish and arrest a suspect within the February capturing of a person wounded throughout an early-morning transaction over a watch.
Police mentioned Anthony Portillo, 19, of Las Vegas, is charged with a number of felonies within the case, together with tried homicide, battery with intent to commit mayhem, conspiracy and theft with a lethal weapon. The fees stem from the February 18 capturing of a 19-year-old close to the intersection of Legacy Drive and Membership Crest Approach in Henderson.
Police mentioned in an arrest report for Portillo that the sufferer had posted a notice on-line saying they had been promoting a watch. By the social media app Snapchat, the sufferer agreed to satisfy a potential purchaser of the watch at roughly 1 a.m. on the morning of the capturing. The sufferer instructed police he walked to the intersection the place the client’s car was parked. The customer took the watch from the person together with $50, then shot the vendor as he clung to the facet of the car, the report states.
An arrest warrant for Portillo exhibits Henderson police detectives analyzed social media exercise and traced it to Portillo, who police say was utilizing the social media profile inner_citykidd to facilitate the transaction. Portillo was arrested by Henderson police, then arraigned in Henderson Justice Courtroom on April 30.
A preliminary listening to within the case is scheduled for June 9.