Suspect arrested in 'random and senseless' killing at Las Vegas gas station

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Source: Las Vegas Police Department, MEGA

Jun. 11 2021, Published 5:02 p.m. ET

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The suspect in a "random" shooting of a man as he pumped gas at a Las Vegas station has been arrested, police say.

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Roderick Lee, 34, was booked at Clark County Detention Center on June 10 on a charge of open murder. He is being held without bail, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Lee is the suspect in the March 22 murder of Kashif Brown, 24, at a Circle K gas station.

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Police say that Brown pulled into the gas station and began fueling around 3:30 a.m. After he made a purchase and headed out to his vehicle, a man pulled up and shot him.

Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police believe the shooting was a random attempted robbery, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“We knew early on that this was a random and senseless killing of a young man who was simply pumping gas on his way to work,” Lt. Ray Spencer said in a text, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It was important to our team that we found the person responsible for his death. We worked tirelessly to give Kashif’s family closure in this case.”

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Police did not immediately say what connects Lee to the killing, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Police continued to investigate and search for the suspect in the months after the shooting. But, the arrest wasn't made until this week.

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