Man in custody for shootings that killed two homeless guys in Las Vegas


Authorities have detained a man in connection with 4 shootings, that left 2 homeless men dead.

Joshua Castellon, 26, was apprehended on Feb. 16 by a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Las Vegas authorities said in a release. Investigators with Las Vegas Metro cops on Tuesday filed a warrant for his arrest on 2 counts of murder and two counts of tried murder.

In an interview, Murder Lt. Dan McGrath stated a patrol officer stopped Castellon on Feb. 8, as he was sleeping in his vehicle, for a field interview. He was not homeless however would periodically sleep in his cars and truck, McGrath said.

The federal gun charge is linked to the shootings, McGrath stated, and was connected to a current purchase of a gun and ammo that is thought to be the murder weapon. No intention was revealed by Castellon since his arrest.

Following the conclusion of the federal case, Castellon will be scheduled into the Clark County Detention Center, authorities said.

Authorities previously this month stated the suspect shot an individual in the parking lot of a gas station in Logandale on Jan. 29. A few hours later, a 2nd victim was shot and killed outside of a swap meet near Rancho Drive and Washington Opportunity in Las Vegas.

On Feb. 2, police stated a 68-year-old guy was fatally shot in his sleep near 14th Street and U.S. 95. Authorities stated the shootings were random.

Anyone with any details about any of these occurrences, or anybody with surveillance video footage that might have recorded the suspect or suspect car, was prompted to get in touch with the LVMPD Murder Area by phone at 702-828-3521 or by email at [email protected] To remain confidential, contact Criminal activity Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the web at

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