41-year-old man arrested for attempted murder

MESQUITE, Nev. – An Arizona man was arrested for attempted murder following an investigation into a shooting in Mesquite Sunday morning.

Around 11 a.m. Sunday, Mesquite Police officers responded to the Wells Fargo Bank at the corner of Mesquite Boulevard and Grapevine Boulevard to reported gunshots, according to a statement issued by the Mesquite Police Department Monday.

An investigation determined that a Hispanic man fired multiple shots from a handgun, and that at least one of the shots fired had hit another Hispanic man while in the bank parking lot.

“A short time later an adult Hispanic male arrived at Mesa View Regional Hospital by private vehicle with a gunshot wound,” the police said in the statement. The wounded man was ultimately flown by medical helicopter to University Medical Center in Las Vegas for his injuries.

With the aid of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Mesquite Police identified 41-year-old Jaime Perez, of Beaver Dam, Arizona, as a suspect in the shooting.

“Mesquite officers were able to locate and safely take the suspect into custody as he was preparing to flee the area,” police said.

A search of Perez’s home and car yielded the gun allegedly used in the shooting, another gun that was reportedly stolen out of Chicago, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Perez was arrested and charged with felony attempted murder with a deadly weapon and felony kidnapping. He also faces multiple felony charges out of Arizona, according to the statement.

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  • BIG GUY June 23, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Was it necessary to describe the men involved as “Hispanic?” How did that add to the story other than to appeal to ethnic stereotypes and inflame the xenophobes on this site?

  • aviatormh June 23, 2015 at 10:15 am

    So should I be upset when they say that the man was white or is it ok to state the facts when the perp is white? And I’m confused maybe you can fill me in on just what the Hispanic stereotype is.

  • ladybugavenger June 23, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Big guy, why are you acting like we are all the same race? Hispanic stereotype- they spice things up! Jalepeno style

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