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