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Las Vegas woman helps capture fiancé’s alleged killer after he gets into deadly altercation, police say

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Nov. 3 2021, Published 4:14 p.m. ET

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A woman helped police track down her fiancé's alleged killer by snapping a photo following a deadly shooting in downtown Las Vegas, police said.

While police say they have the suspect in custody, they still aren't sure of his name.

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Around 9:45 p.m. Oct. 28, Victoria Villalobos was with her boyfriend, Devin Anderson, when they stopped at a 7-Eleven convenience store.

Villalobos told investigators she made a comment to Anderson about a woman, later identified as Sandra Mathis, who was parked nearby in a Nissan Rogue. Villalobos then went into the store while Anderson waited outside since he did not have a mask, KLAS reported, citing an arrest report.

By the time Villalobos came back out of the store a short time later, she said, Anderson was in an argument with a man.

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According to police, surveillance camera video allegedly showed the man, who police refer to in the arrest report as “John Doe” because he initially refused to reveal his identity, come up to Anderson from behind and the two get into an argument.

“John Doe” then headed to the Nissan and grabbed a handgun and aimed it at Anderson and Villalobos, who by then had exited the store, police wrote in the arrest report. When Anderson ducked for cover and tried to grab a gun he has in his pocket, “John Doe” allegedly shot and pistol whipped a victim, the video allegedly showed.

The victim’s fiancée, Villalobos, took a photo of the Nissan and its license plate as the shooting suspect and Matthis fled the scene, the report states.

Anderson was pronounced dead at University Medical Center after he sustained a gunshot wound to his head and neck, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.

Police arrested the shooter on a murder charge, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.


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