Prosecutors push for harsher sentence, 19-year-old going through expenses in new case
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A teenager accused of participating in a shooting spree was let out of jail on a earlier gun cost earlier than skipping court and allegedly injuring a number of individuals with a ghost gun.
Luis Ruiz, 19, faces expenses of tried homicide and battery with the use of a lethal weapon, amongst different expenses, related to a number of shootings throughout the Las Vegas valley in September, police mentioned.
Ruiz and his codefendant, Lawrence Ishii, 20, are accused of shooting 4 individuals in a collection of crimes involving at the least 5 completely different scenes and a ghost gun, Las Vegas Metro police wrote in paperwork the 8 News Now Investigators reviewed final month.
In a case filed final year, police charged Ruiz with carrying a hid gun, possessing a gun as a toddler and resisting a public officer. Records present Ruiz was in highschool on the time.
Judge Karen Bennett-Haron launched Ruiz on his personal recognizance with out requiring bail. Prosecutors had argued for Ruiz to have a monitoring bracelet, however Bennett-Haron denied their request, court data confirmed.
Records present solely the hid carry cost moved to district court. Ruiz later took a plea deal on a cost of tried carry of a hid weapon. As half of the deal, Ruiz would serve 1-4 years in jail, however Ruiz failed to point out up for his March sentencing.
The court then issued a warrant for his arrest.
Officers took the 2 males into custody on Sept. 23 at a house close to St. Louis and Wyoming avenues, not removed from the shooting scenes, they mentioned. Inside the house, police discovered a black Polymer firearm with out a serial quantity – additionally referred to as a ghost gun.
The gun was situated in a vent on the bottom, police mentioned. In one other vent, police situated packing containers of ammunition, they mentioned. Officers mentioned in addition they discovered clothes matching the suspects seen in surveillance video.
During sentencing on the gun cost, Judge Crystal Eller sentenced Ruiz to the utmost 4 years in jail on the gun cost, for which prosecutors had argued.
Ruiz’s felony proceedings in the brand new felony case proceed to maneuver ahead. He was being held with out bail Thursday.