Culprit Finally Arrested After 2021 Fatal Shooting

culprit arrested in Las Vegas, NVBack in November of 2021, a resident who lived on the 3300 block of Denali Preserve Street was woken up out of his sleep to dogs barking. Like anyone would do, the man went outside into his backyard to investigate the noise. When he walked outdoors, he was suddenly shot. Unfortunately, the man, later identified as 48-year-old Joel Damian-Marin, was fatally wounded.

For months and years, no one knew what happened.

Now, on March 4th, police finally believe they’ve identified and arrested the culprit responsible for the shooting – 25-year-old Clayton Perkins. The suspect was originally arrested for an unrelated charge and transferred to Henderson Detention Center. He is being charged with obstruction of a public officer, but no further details have been released about this initial contact with police.

Soon, Perkins will be transferred to the Clark County Detention Center. There, he is expected to face charges of open murder with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder. It remains unclear how the authorities connected this suspect with the prior crime, but details are likely to emerge in the coming days and weeks.

Authorities are asking anyone with information regarding the 2021 shooting to contact the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.

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