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Friend of Palms shooting victim frustrated by lack of arrests in case

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Steve Marcus

An exterior view of the Palms on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.

Updated Saturday, May 17, 2014 | 1:55 p.m.

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An image of a flier announcing a Thursday, May 15, 2014, party at the Palms, from the Facebook page of shooting victim Evan Plunkett.

Stunned that the person — or persons — who shot her friend dead in a suite at the Palms are still on the loose 24 hours later, Randi Flippin created a Facebook page.

The site, called “Justice for Evan,” had 260 likes as of midnight Friday but was taken down Saturday.

Evan Plunkett, 25, died after he was shot in the chest around 9:20 p.m. Thursday night during a party in the off-Strip resort’s Fantasy Tower, where people had gathered for a party in the Hugh Hefner suite, according to Metro Police.

Plunkett was involved in an argument and physical altercation with three other men just before the shooting, police said.

The suspects left before police arrived.

"It just amazes me that nobody knows anything. There is no suspect at all. There were only 50 people in the room and nobody knows anything?” Flippin said. “That's insane to me."

Flippin described Plunkett, who has a young daughter, as genuine. The two met at Basic High School, sharing a common love of sports. He was on the football team and she played volleyball and basketball. She said Plunkett fell out of touch with his Las Vegas friends while he served in the Marine Corps, but he quickly picked up his old bonds when he returned to Las Vegas area, where he was pursuing his love of rap music under the name Hollywood Will.

"He was one of those people who wanted to put you before himself. He wanted to see you succeed. He wanted to see you do well,” Flippin said. “If you were just down a little bit he would be there to make you feel better."

Police ask that anyone with information contact Metro’s homicide section at 702-828-3521 or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at crimestoppersofnv.com.

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