Las Vegas police are turning to the public for help in capturing a suspected serial killer who police believe shot four people within several days. Two of the victims have died.
According to ABC News, police believe the shootings are random and target the homeless. Three of the victims were not only homeless, but were also sleeping at the time they were shot, Capt. Robert Plummer of the Las Vegas Police said at a Tuesday news conference. He called the man’s actions cowardly, especially for targeting vulnerable people.
“We must stop this man before he shoots and kills someone else," Plummer said.
The two men who have died have been identified as 68-year-old James Edgar Lewis and 51-year-old Brian Wayne Clegg, reported the New York Daily News. The shooting spree began on January 29, and the first shooting took place at a grocery store parking lot, said police. Though the victim was not homeless, the victim was alone and shot randomly.
The second victim was shot a few hours later outside a shopping center. A homeless person, the third victim, was shot in the face that same day. The fourth victim, another homeless man, was shot and killed while sleeping under a bridge.
Police have released footage of that shooting, which also recorded the suspect’s vehicle, a 2016-2018 Hyundai Tucson sport limited SUV, in either a silver, grey or lighter blue color. The shooter is described as white or Hispanic male about 6 feet tall.
Police are not calling him a serial killer yet, as the FBI requires three deaths within a one month period, police said at the press conference.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Las Vegas police at (702) 828-3521.
[Photo: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department]