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Las Vegas Teen Told Parents Not to Call Police After He Allegedly Shot Friend by Accident: Affidavit

Vegas Teen Arrested for Allegedly Accidentally Shooting Friend: Cops
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Cesar Sandoval allegedly shot his friend on accident and then asked his parents not to call 911, police said.

May 17 2024, Published 12:05 p.m. ET

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A 17-year-old boy in Las Vegas has been arrested after he allegedly shot his friend by accident in a vehicle and then told his parents not to call 911, according to authorities.

Around 4 a.m. on May 6, dispatchers received a call from a man who said his son came home and told his parents that he shot his friend, but he wouldn’t give them any details about what allegedly occurred, according to court documents obtained by KLAS.

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Officers arrived at the house and detained the son, identified as Cesar Sandoval. Sandoval told investigators the incident occurred in the area of St. Louis Avenue and 14th Street in Las Vegas in a gray Honda, court documents show.

The documents also claim Sandoval allegedly told police that while he shot his friend, 18-year-old Jazlynn Johnson, it was not on purpose.

Around 5 a.m., officers located the gray Honda, and when they approached the vehicle, they found a deceased woman with a gunshot wound to her head in the driver seat.

Police gathered evidence at the scene, which indicated the shooting took place inside the vehicle and the shooter was likely seated in the passenger seat, officials said.

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The victim, later confirmed to be Johnson, was pronounced dead at the scene.

When talking with police, Sandoval said there was “a [expletive] up accident and I hurt my friend," but he then asked for a lawyer to be present.

Sandoval insisted the shooting was accidental and told police he did not know where the gun was, according to court documents.


The teen’s parents also spoke with police, saying Sandoval left home the prior evening and was picked up in a gray Honda, which they have seen pick him up before. He then came home around 3 a.m. and was “hysterical and in a panic,” the report claims.

Sandoval hugged his mom, crying and saying “it was an accident," according to the report, and told her that he "[expletive] up" and did something wrong.”

He then asked his parents not to call the police, but they said they had to, the report alleges.

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Sandoval was arrested and charged with open murder with the use of a deadly weapon and destroying or concealing evidence, authorities said.

He was booked into the Clark County Juvenile Hall.


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