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April 19, 2014

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Suspect in March shooting in custody

For nine months, 22-year-old Curtis McAllister of Las Vegas had eluded the reach of Metro Police.

But police finally caught up to McAllister on Tuesday and arrested him for allegedly firing a handgun at a man in an unsuccessful robbery in March.

In April, prosecutors filed charges of attempted murder, burglary while in possession of a firearm, attempted robbery with use of a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm, and carrying a concealed firearm against McAllister, who is scheduled to appear at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in Las Vegas Township Justice Court.

Details about McAllister’s arrest were not immediately available, but a police narrative laid out the case:

A man flagged down a police officer on March 25 near Bonanza Road and Tonopah Drive. The man told him he had picked up a friend and her boyfriend to give them a ride to the Desert Gardens Apartments, 1720 W. Bonanza Road. When they reached their destination, the boyfriend took a handgun out from under a hooded sweatshirt and told the driver, “Well, OK, you can give me everything you got. I got a gun. I got one in the chamber, and it’s ready and everything.”

The driver told the man he didn’t have anything. As the boyfriend was exiting the car, the driver sped off to escape. The driver heard several gunshots, followed by the sound of his car’s rear window shattering.

Investigators contacted the friend, who corroborated the driver’s story and named McAllister as the assailant.

McAllister is in custody at the Clark County Detention Center without bond.

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