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July 18, 2019

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Police release video of car in case of man shot dead in east valley

The slaying of Jorge Antonio Romero, who was gunned down as he tinkered with his truck, remains unsolved more than seven months after gunfire erupted outside his east valley mobile home.

Metro Police homicide detectives today are trying to drum up leads by releasing surveillance footage of a white car that might be linked to the Jan. 27 killing of the 42-year-old Las Vegas father.

The white car was seen driving in and out of the mobile home complex at the time of the killing, police said today.

Romero’s 10-year-old child found him gravely wounded about 7:20 p.m. outside their home in the 1200 block of Lamb Boulevard, police said at the time. The victim died at University Medical Center.

“We’re not sure why somebody would do that,” former Metro Lt. Dan McGrath said that night, noting that Romero bought and sold cars, but that the slaying did not appear to stem from a robbery.

When Romero apparently tried to run after initial rounds were fired, he was shot at several more times, falling near the passenger’s side of the vehicle, police said. The shooter pulled the trigger seven to eight times.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro at

702-828-3521 or via email at [email protected] To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at