Witnesses helped identify suspect in hookah lounge shooting, say police
A man arrested in connection with the Las Vegas Valley’s largest shooting since 2017 has been identified by multiple witnesses and video of the scene, according to an arrest report released Monday.
Lee Frank Wilson was arrested March 2 and remanded to the Clark County Detention Center on one count of murder and 12 counts of attempted murder, according to prison records. He remains being held without bail.
Wilson, 44, was arrested in connection with the Feb. 26 shooting at around 3:15 a.m. at Manny’s Glow Ultra Lounge & Restaurant, 953 E. Sahara Ave. The shots left one dead and 13 others injured, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Police Department.
Wilson was attending a birthday party at the scene, and police say at least one person at the party, whose full name was redacted from the arrest report, was affiliated with the Gerson Park Kingsmen gang.
“Many people were present and an altercation occurred between several subjects,” police wrote in the report, adding that several people had firearms.
Demetreus Beard, 33, died at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
Wilson had been shot and taken to the university’s medical center, where police attempted to question him, but he was “uncooperative”, police said.
They then found a video on Wilson’s Facebook page that showed him at a ‘pre-party’ for the birthday party, and he was pictured with several other people who eventually attended the birthday party. , according to the report. Police also reviewed video from the scene, which showed a man appearing to be Wilson walking towards “several people” as most fled the area.
“Subject extended his arm as if appearing to be firing a handgun,” police wrote. He then left the scene, police said.
Wilson has a preliminary hearing set for March 21.