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Police: Somebody can ID gunman in shooting of man with 2 kids in car

Updated Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 | 1:33 p.m.

Metro Police say they're sure someone knows the gunman who shot a Las Vegas motorist to death in a vehicle with two young children in the backseat during rush-hour traffic Tuesday.

But homicide Sgt. Ray Steiber said Wednesday that so far, no one has come forward with the key information needed to identify the shooter in the apparent road-rage confrontation.

"All we know is there was some kind of altercation, and the next thing there was gunfire," Steiber said of the shooting a little before 5:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Metro, in a news release issued today, said an unidentified white male driving a dark-colored sedan had been speeding and driving recklessly when he pulled up next to a Buick driven by Cleottus Harvey’s at a stoplight on Tropicana Avenue at Rainbow Boulevard. Inside Harvey’s vehicle were his 2- and 3-year-old children.

Witnesses said the driver of dark car and Harvey, 26, were arguing, police said. The driver of the dark car then pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots at the Buick, witnesses told police.

Arriving officers found Harvey’s bullet-riddled Buick crashed into two other vehicles. Harvey was transported to University Medical Center, where he died. The two children in Harvey's car were uninjured, and Steiber said people in the other vehicles — a Volkswagen Jetta and a Toyota Camry — weren't seriously hurt.

The suspect left the scene, driving west on Tropicana.

Police said they do not know if the crime was the result of road rage or an earlier incident.

Authorities urge anyone with information regarding the incident to contact Metro homicide detectives at 702- 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers 702-385-5555.

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