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October 20, 2017

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Man arrested in fatal shooting of 16-year-old in northeast valley

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Will Henry Harlan

Double shooting

Metro Police arrested a man Wednesday who allegedly shot and killed 16-year-old Manuel Rios last week in the northeast valley.

Will Henry Harlan, 40, of Las Vegas, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center and charged with murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder with a deadly weapon, battery with a deadly weapon with substantial bodily harm, mayhem with the use of a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Harlan was also booked on outstanding warrants from unrelated incidents and charged with two counts of battery with a deadly weapon and first-degree kidnapping, one count of assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and battery-domestic violence.

Police responded to the 3500 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard at 8:22 p.m. last Thursday after receiving multiple reports of gunshots in the area.

Police found Rios suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest and a 21-year-old man suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the ear. Both were taken to University Medical Center, where Rios died from the gunshot wound.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office ruled the death a homicide.

Homicide detectives determined that both the suspect and the two victims arrived at an apartment complex in the same vehicle. After they exited the vehicle, Harlan allegedly shot the victims and ran, police said.

Harlan is being held without bail and has a court appearance scheduled for Friday morning.

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact the Metro Homicide Detail at 828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 385-5555, or

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