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Girl Fatally Shot; Police Accuse Ex-Boyfriend
Police Arrest Ex-Boyfriend, 20, In Connection With Killing

POSTED: 5:19 pm PST January 17, 2008
UPDATED: 5:39 pm PST January 17, 2008

LAS VEGAS -- A 17-year-old girl was shot to death at about 9:33 a.m. Wednesday, and Metro police have arrested an ex-boyfriend of hers in connection with the killing.

Paramedics found the girl bleeding from her head. Witnesses said they saw the victim’s ex-boyfriend, Omar Rodriguez, 20, near her apartment just prior to hearing shots.

Metro police located Rodriguez at around 4 p.m. in the northeast area of Las Vegas, and he was taken into custody without incident.

Police said Rodriguez was booked into Clark County Jail on charges of murder with the use of a deadly weapon.

He also had two outstanding arrest warrants for attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon and battery with the use of a deadly weapon, in connection with the stabbing of the victim’s new boyfriend in November 2007.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro’s Homicide section at 702-828-3521, or call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 to remain anonymous.

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