Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | 6:45 p.m.
A 37-year-old North Las Vegas man was shot Monday night and held at gunpoint while a group of young people ransacked his home, police said.
North Las Vegas Police officers responded to the 2200 block of Meadow Green Avenue about 11:20 p.m. and found the man with a single gunshot wound to the arm, authorities said. He was transported to University Medical Center, where he was treated and later released.
Police said the victim was asleep in his home when he heard the back door open. As he got out of bed, he was confronted by multiple people. One person shot the victim and then held him at gunpoint for the remainder of the incident, police said.
The intruders searched his home for money and jewelry, then exited through the back door, over a brick wall and onto Lone Mountain Road. They were believed to be on foot before and after the robbery, police said. The man ran to his neighbor’s house to call the police.
Police say the suspects are three to four black male teenagers or young adults. The shooter was about 6 feet tall, 150 pounds, with no facial hair, a medium sized Afro and wearing baggy clothes.
Police said the victim did not know the intruders, and it appears they chose a random home with the intent of robbery.
Detectives believe someone may have seen the group just prior to or directly following the home invasion in the area of Lone Mountain Road and Clayton Street, between 10 p.m. Monday and 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Anyone with information is urged to call the North Las Vegas Police Department at (702) 633-9111. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.