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September 19, 2014

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Police announce arrest, seek second suspect in shooting at garage near Las Vegas Strip

Ariya Manoi

Ariya Manoi

Devante Jeffers

Devante Jeffers

One suspect is in custody but police continue to seek another person in a shooting that injured three people last week at a parking garage just off Las Vegas Strip.

In a news release issued Monday, Metro Police said Devante Jeffers was arrested Wednesday on several counts including attempted murder, attempted murder with a deadly weapon, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.

Detectives also identified 21-year-old Ariya Manoi as a suspect in the incident. Police say Manoi is about 5-feet-11 and weighs about 195 pounds.

Just after midnight Wednesday, police received reports of gunshots at a parking garage in the 3700 block of Las Vegas Boulevard South, Metro Police Officer Laura Meltzer said.

Police found one victim in the garage elevator lobby and a second victim was in an elevator on the fifth floor with apparent gunshot wounds. They were both transported to University Medical Center, where the remain in critical condition, according to Metro. A third victim was found near the street with minor injuries.

A preliminary investigation indicates the victims may have been arguing with another group of people that included the suspects. Police believe the victims and suspects knew each other and were involved in an ongoing dispute.

“This was not a random shooting,” Meltzer said, adding there were no indications the shooting was gang-related.

Anyone with information about Manoi's whereabouts or about the shooting is asked to contact Metro at 828-5634 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers, 702-385-5555.

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