Teen, Father Shot After Confronting Suspected Vehicle Thief

Teenager Died, Father Recovering, Suspect Loose

Associated Press
December 01, 2019 - 6:07 pm

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 17-year-old boy was killed and his father was injured in a shooting when they confronted a man they suspected of stealing their family’s truck.

The teen, identified as Kevin Soriano, died at the scene of the Saturday morning shooting in North Las Vegas. His 44-year-old father was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

Investigators say that the father and son went looking for the stolen truck and found it “just down the street” from their home with another man inside.

The younger Soriano went to confront the suspected thief and was shot. Leavitt says the father was shot when he went to help his son. The father is in stable condition. 

The truck was found unoccupied a few hours later. The suspect remains on the loose. 

Anyone with information is asked to call North Las Vegas Police, or Crimestoppers at 702-385-5555.