LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
Authorities have actually detained a man in connection with 4 shootings, that left 2 homeless males dead.
Joshua Castellon, 26, was apprehended on Feb. 16 by an unique agent with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Guns, Las Vegas cops stated in a release. Detectives with Las Vegas City cops on Tuesday filed a warrant for his arrest on 2 counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
In an interview, Homicide Lt. Dan McGrath stated a patrol officer stopped Castellon on Feb. 8, as he was oversleeping his car, for a field interview. He was not homeless but would occasionally oversleep his cars and truck, McGrath said.
Inning accordance with a criminal complaint, throughout the stop, Castellon told police he lived in a house but was too worn out to go inside. He also stated he was a driver for Lyft. Officers noted his clothing and lorry matched exactly what was seen in security video. Officers said they also kept in mind a small hole in the passenger floorboard. Castellon said the hole was made when a friend fired a shotgun inside the lorry.
The federal gun charge is linked to the shootings, McGrath said, and was connected to a recent purchase of a gun and ammo that is thought to be the murder weapon. No motive was revealed by Castellon since his arrest.
On Feb. 15, detectives gotten in touch with Castellon’s better half. She said he just recently opened a credit card with Very first Best Bank and she believed he acquired a gun. His better half said she saw the monitoring video and thought it was her spouse. She challenged him however he rejected that he was the individual in the video. Detectives also discovered Castellon acquired a weapon online and it was delivered to a federal firearms licensee who conducted the transfer to Castellon.
In a kind that is required to be submitted when a person purchases a gun from a federal gun licensee, Castellon suggested he was not buying the gun on behalf of another person. However, during an interview, Castellon said he obtained the weapon to resell it to another person that he identified as a “mutual friend” which offered it.
Police stated his admission provided possible cause to think that he “made an incorrect composed statement meant or most likely to deceive a federal firearms licensee, in infraction of federal law.”
Following the conclusion of the federal case, Castellon will be booked into the Clark County Detention Center, authorities said.
Cops previously this month stated the suspect shot an individual in the parking area of a gasoline station in Logandale on Jan. 29. A couple of hours later on, a second victim was shot and eliminated outside of a swap meet near Rancho Drive and Washington Avenue in Las Vegas.
On Feb. 2, police stated a 68-year-old male was fatally shot in his sleep near 14th Street and U.S. 95. Cops said the shootings were random.
Anybody with any info about any of these occurrences, or anyone with security footage that may have caught the suspect or suspect automobile, was advised to call the LVMPD Homicide Area by phone at 702-828-3521 or by e-mail at [email protected] To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.
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