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Woman arrested in killing man near downtown Las Vegas

Updated January 29, 2019 - 4:48 pm

A woman that Las Vegas police suspected of fatally shooting a man with a shotgun nearly three weeks ago was taken into custody Monday, jail records show.

Kayla Michelle Biron, 25, was booked about 8:45 a.m. into the Clark County Detention Center, where she is being held without bail on a charge of murder with a deadly weapon in the Jan. 10 death of 36-year-old Jonathon Louis Burgos.

She was taken into custody by the Criminal Apprehension Team at a southeast Las Vegas residence without incident, police said. The team is comprised of the FBI and Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas police.

The Metropolitan Police Department named Biron as a suspect the morning after the shooting in an alleyway at 217 W. New York Ave., between Industrial Road and Fairfield Avenue.

Burgos went to the alley with others to pick up a motorcycle that police said had been passed around among several people. Burgos left the group and was soon seen pushing the bike down the alley with a woman with a “short pump shotgun” following him, according to Biron’s arrest report.

Witnesses told police they recognized the woman as Biron, and she appeared to be arguing with Burgos, according to the report.

Burgos then turned toward the woman and said if “she was going to shoot him to do it already,” a witness told police.

The woman then shot Burgos in the face, according to the report. After the shooting, the woman was seen getting into a gray SUV.

Police said an ongoing dispute between the woman and man preceded the shooting. Homicide detectives found a box of shotgun ammunition while searching Biron’s apartment the night of Jan. 10, but did not find the firearm used in the shooting, according to the report.

Biron is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 12 for her preliminary hearing, jail records show.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Katelyn Newberg contributed to this report.

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