teenager fatally shot in Las VegasAt around 9:17 P.M. on March 25th, authorities were called out to the 200 block of East Flamingo Road after hearing reports of a shooting. When they arrived at the scene, they found a 17-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. Emergency care was given at the scene before the teenager was rushed to the nearby Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center.

Unfortunately, the minor was declared deceased upon arriving at the hospital.

The Las Vegas Metro Police Department is currently investigating what happened. It’s believed that the minor was celebrating a friend’s birthday before the shooting took place. A birthday party for an 18-year-old was occurring in the hotel room where the victim was discovered. As the investigation was ongoing, police discovered that additional party-goers continued to show up to the room, but many of them were never formally invited to the event.

When this started happening, an argument broke out. The fight eventually escalated into the shooting that took place. By the time that the police had arrived, the suspect had fled the area.

Police have classified the minor’s death as a homicide. No arrests have been made, yet. Anyone with any details about what happened is being asked to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.

Defending Yourself After a Fatal Shooting Charge

If you’re like most of us, then you’ve surely gotten into an altercation that escalated far beyond where you hoped it would go. Unfortunately, when emotions run high and tempers flare, situations can turn violent. When firearms are available, then a fleeting feeling can lead to an irreversible shooting.

If you’ve ever committed a gun-related crime, then your charges will be pretty substantial, even if no one was injured. If someone does get injured or killed, then you can be sure that you’ll face some serious criminal charges.

The good news is that you still have specific rights, even if you’ve violated the law. One of those rights is the ability to hire a legal expert who will help you formulate a defense against the charges you’re facing. A lawyer will also help you determine your best course of action moving forward, even if that does mean pleading guilty to some or all of the charges levied against you.

Are you ready to get in touch with an attorney who can help you with criminal charges in Las Vegas? If so, then we’re prepared to help. Schedule a consultation with our office now to discuss your situation in more detail with our attorneys.