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Las Vegas police arrest man in Aug. 1 shooting death

Updated August 18, 2022 - 6:57 pm

A man has been arrested in a fatal shooting that occurred on Aug. 1 in east Las Vegas.

At 4:08 a.m. on that date, police were called to an apartment complex in the 1700 block of Marion Drive, near East Owens Avenue, for a report of a shooting.

Police said a fight had broken out among a group of friends in a courtyard near a basketball court at the complex before Las Vegas resident Timothy Johnson, 26, was fatally shot.

Las Vegas police said they have since arrested Kywon Gueary, 19, in the killing. Las Vegas Justice Court records show that he has been charged with murder with a deadly weapon and discharging a gun into an occupied structure. A warrant for his arrest was issued on Aug. 8.

Witnesses told police that Gueary drove a Dodge Charger and shot Johnson.

According to an arrest warrant, one witness said Gueary walked up to Johnson, took his gun and said: “The gun belongs to me, Neighborhood 55 Crips!”

Police later found an Instagram account with someone standing in front of a Dodge Charger and a profile that said: “I kill my own homies.” Police determined that the account belonged to Gueary, according to the warrant.

Gueary was on probation for two prior robbery convictions, court records show.

Police arrested Gueary on Wednesday at an apartment in the 3000 block of East Bonanza Road. He remained in custody without bail on Thursday and is due in court on Friday.

Contact Glenn Puit at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter. Review-Journal staff reporter David Wilson contributed to this report.

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