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October 31, 2014

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Suspect confesses to early May slaying in eastern valley, police say

Christopher Dillon

Christopher Dillon

Christopher Dillon said he never should have returned to the neighborhood park on the night of May 9.

Instead, Dillon did return to Magdalena’s Vegas Mountain Neighborhood Park, near Vegas Valley Drive and Nellis Boulevard in the eastern valley. Before he left again, according to a Metro Police report released today, he shot Isaiah Boggess in the back.

Now, Dillon is in the Clark County Detention Center, charged with murder in Boggess’ death.

According to the arrest report:

Dillon, 28, also known as “Flame,” had been riding his bike the evening of May 9 near the park when he got into a fight – possibly over gang colors – with Boggess. Dillon told police he tried to run from Boggess, who was a considerably bigger man, but Boggess caught Dillon east of the park. There, Dillon said, Boggess beat and threatened to “plug” Dillon.

Later that evening, Dillon went back to the park; this time he was dressed completely in black. He asked a bystander where Boggess was. The bystander pointed Dillon to a parking lot directly north of the park.

Boggess was there, as were several other people. As Dillon approached, he pulled out his gun. Seeing Dillon, Boggess said he wasn’t afraid of “no burner,” turned and started to walk toward his vehicle. Dillon told police he fired several times at Boggess, afraid Boggess was going to shoot him.

Detectives were able to identify Dillon through interviews and located him on June 17, already in custody at CCDC for an unrelated crime.

There, police say, Dillon confessed to shooting Boggess. Dillon told officers he sold the weapon after the shooting.

Dillon was arraigned today in Las Vegas Township Justice Court. Dillon is due back in court Tuesday, when Judge Diana Sullivan will consider setting bail. For now, Dillon remains without bail in the county jail.

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