An arrest was made by the Las Vegas Metro police in connection to a 2014 double-shooting that left one man dead at an apartment complex near downtown.
Lawrence Reddick, 39, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on multiple charges including murder with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder for the death of 37-year-old Damon Omir Walker.
Officers initially responded to multiple reports of a shooting at the Desert Gardens Apartments in the 1700 block of W. Bonanza Road near Martin Luther King Boulevard on March 11, 2014.
An arriving officer found two male adults suffering from gunshot wounds inside a unit, according to an arrest report. The victims, Damon Omir Walker and Akoni Fitch, were transported to University Medical Center Trauma where Walker later died from a gunshot wound to his neck.
Fitch was shot in the back and on his right foot. According to a medical personnel, his injuries were non-life-threatening.
The victims, along with two other men, Jordan Weathers and Jordan Boykins, and a woman, Rosie Tate, who is Fitch’s sister, were inside of the apartment during the shooting, police said.
Weathers told police he was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom with Tate when they awoke to the sound of something “blowing up.” The couple rushed out of the room and saw Fitch crawling up the stairs suffering from obvious gunshot wounds.
They went downstairs and saw Walker who was shot in the face and was unable to speak.
Walker, Fitch, and Boykins were playing poker in the living room when the shooting occurred, police said.
According to Boykins report to the police, they heard a “boom” and saw a flash of light outside the kitchen window right before 10 to 15 shots were fired into the home.
As indicated by homicide detectives, the shooting was in retaliation for a robbery at a drug house operated by a dealer Anthony Smith, a.k.a ‘dog’ the day before. Smith reportedly supplied crack cocaine to numerous drug houses in a west Las Vegas neighborhood.
Lee Guillory, a man who worked for Smith, told police that one of Smith’s drug houses was robbed by two men. Police later learned the robbers were Jacquese Weathers, who is victim Jordan Weathers’ brother, and his friend Rolando Williams. Jacquese told police he regularly visited Fitch’s apartment.
They stole a lot of cash, cocaine and a handgun. Guillory later carried out a surveillance for Smith at the Desert Garden apartment to find the robbers and gave the information to Smith.
Three other men who worked for Smith, including Reddick, Carnell Duhon, and Rufus Smith were all associated with the shooting based on Guillory’s confession.
Police said the information led to the arrest of Reddick.