Suspect in Las Vegas slaying detained while getting in United States from Mexico

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Andres Garcia-Leal A suspect wanted in a Las Vegas slaying was detained by federal agents as he tried getting in the United States from Mexico in Calexico, Calif., according to City Cops.

Andres Garcia-Leal, 19, was trying to cross back into the United States April 11 when agents took him in on an exceptional warrant, police stated today.

He was extradited back to Las Vegas and reserved Tuesday at the Clark County Detention Center on one count each of murder and drug possession, cops stated.

Officers were called about 8:20 p.m. on March 4 to the 600 block of East Twain Opportunity, near Paradise Roadway, and discovered 42-year-old Jordan Taitano struggling with a gunshot injury, cops stated. He died at Daybreak Health center and Medical Center.

A preliminary investigation determined that Garcia-Leal and Taitano had remained in a battle hours before the shooting, and that the suspect returned on a bike and shot the victim.

Additional information on the examination were not immediately available.

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