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December 19, 2014

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Crime:

Sixth suspect accused of robbing, pistol-whipping three Canyon Springs High School students

Police release photo description of Maurice Harvey; five others already in custody

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Maurice Harvey

Clark County School District Police are seeking the public's help in locating an 18-year-old suspect they say robbed, beat and pistol-whipped three students on their way to a high school event last month.

School District Police today released a photo and description for suspect Maurice Harvey.

The North Las Vegas resident is approximately 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. Police described Harvey as having a medium complexion with short, black hair.

The five other suspects in the student attacks have been arrested on charges of robbery and battery with a deadly weapon.

Harvey is sought on suspicion of robbing and attacking three Canyon Springs High School students on their way to a "senior sunrise breakfast" on the morning of Aug. 23.

In a police arrest report released last month for two other suspects, Harvey is accused of striking one student on the head with a black, semiautomatic handgun after robbing him of his cellphone.

The student, who suffered a skull fracture and internal bleeding of his brain, was later transported to University Medical Center, where he was admitted into the intensive care unit. Police said the student was able to return to school for the first day of classes.

School District Police also accused Harvey of allegedly attacking two other students leaving the senior class event.

One student was struck on the upper left side of his head, causing a 1-inch laceration, and on his left abdomen, causing three rib fractures. The other student was also beaten by the suspects but escaped with only bruises.

Anyone with information about Harvey is urged to contact the School District Police Dispatch at 702-799-5411 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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