Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017 | 3:08 p.m.
Two people have been arrested in the death of a man who was hit by an SUV outside a convenience store last month after he apparently tried to intervene in a theft, according to North Las Vegas Police.
The FBI took Michael Maria Falus, 38, and Larry Allen Gray Jr., 43, into custody last week in Reno, North Las Vegas Police said.
They were extradited to North Las Vegas and booked at the city jail on counts of murder and robbery with a deadly weapon, police said. Falus faces an additional count of failure to stop at the scene of a crash, police said.
Officers and medics were dispatched about 7 a.m. Sept. 16 to the 300 block of West Lake Mead Boulevard, just west of Interstate 15, where they found the victim gravely injured in the parking lot, police said. He was taken to University Medical Center, where he later died, police said.
An investigation determined Falus had walked out of the store with unpaid merchandise and encountered the victim, who may have been trying to intervene, police said.
She got into the driver’s seat of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, in which Gray was believed to be a passenger, and took off, striking the victim, police said.
Less than two weeks later, police identified Falus and Gray as suspects in the case. At the time, police thought the pair had fled to California, where the SUV was licensed.