Woman Arrested In Roommate's Murder

Arrest Comes One Week After The Body Was Found

Mitch Kelly
August 21, 2019 - 6:38 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Metro Police have arrested a local woman and charged her with the death of her roommate.

Back on Monday, August 12th, police responded to a neighborhood near Tropicana and Jones where they discovered a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man, identified as 19 year-old David Tauiliili, was taken to University Medical Center but died of his injuries. 

One week later, Metro investigators arrested the man's roommate, 20 year-old Maya Santos and charged her with Tauiliili's killing. The reason for the murder has not been made public.

Santos is currently in the Clark County Detention Center, where she faces a charge of open murder.