A man accused of killing a man in North Las Vegas texted the victim's sister afterward laughing, according to a report.
Police North Las Vegas police arrested Byron Manning, 24, and charged him with one count of murder, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. He is suspected of fatally shooting Ronald Moore, 34, on April 7.
The incident took place at an apartment located in the 3300 block of Civic Center Driver, according to the news outlet.
A woman told police she asked Manning to get his stuff out of her apartment after they ended their four-year relationship. Moore, her brother, was on hand to assist as Manning had sent threatening texts to the woman, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
“The threats stated Byron was going to hurt somebody important in her life,” detectives wrote in the report.
Manning allegedly texted the woman after killing Moore to taunt her, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.
“Byron later [contacted] her and said ‘ha ha, I got him,’” detectives wrote in the report.
Police say they received differing stories on how many people fired weapons in the incident, as members of the woman's family and Manning's brothers were also there. Officers found several shell casings from a .223-caliber rifle, according to the outlet.
Police found Manning and his family, including a 2-year-old, less than two hours after the incident in Jean, Nevada, according to the arrest report obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Manning's brothers said Manning was the one who shot at Moore, but the suspect changed his story multiple times, saying he didn't have a gun and never fired one, police said, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
“Throughout the entirety of the interview, Byron gave misleading answers and was evasive,” police wrote.
Manning has not had bail set and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
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