Shield of Hope Activated in Neighborhood Where Young Man Was Shot | Crime
Metro Police officers along with members of the community and faith-based organizations will get together Saturday for a Shield of Hope event in a neighborhood where a young man was shot and killed last week.
From 4 to 6 p.m. at 1550 East Harmon Avenue, concerned citizens and police will gather to support to the family, friends and neighbors of a murder victim. It is also a chance for police and community members to canvas the area looking for information about the crime.
Police were called to the 1500 block of East Harmon Avenue at about 11:45 a.m. Friday, February 22, on a report that someone had been shot. When officers arrived, they found a 20-year-old man who had been shot. The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital where he died.
According to police, they are looking for two people in connection with the shooting. The first man is a black man between 25 and 30 years old. He was wearing dark-colored clothing with a black hooded top. Witnesses could not describe his height or weight.
The second person is a light-skinned black or Pacific Islander man between 20 and 30 years old. He had dark braided, shoulder length hair. He was wearing dark jeans, a white hooded top and carried a handgun in his waistband. His height and weight are not know.
Police are also looking for a SUV. It is a 2002 to 2004 white Dodge Durango with Nevada license plates and very dark tinted windows.
The motive for the shooting is not known. Everyone involved in Saturday's event hope to get information about the motive and the suspects. They also hope to stop further violence in the neighborhood.