Las Vegas homicide suspects appear in court, held without bail


Two men arrested in fatal shootings at the Fashion Show mall and Palace Station appeared in court for the first time on Saturday afternoon.

Las Vegas court records show Jordan Ruby, 18, and Jesani Carter, 20, each were charged with murder at the Clark County Detention Center on Saturday. They were both taken into custody without bail by court master Daniel Westmeyer during a brief hearing in the basement of the Regional Justice Center.

The arrests came after two high-profile homicides took place in parking lots on Friday. The premiere happened at 1:30 p.m. at the Strip Mall. Las Vegas Police Lt. David Valenta said a married couple were exiting their vehicle in the garage when a thief attempted to steal something, possibly a handbag, from the woman.

During a fight, the robber shot the woman. She was “declared dead by medical personnel,” police said on Saturday. The husband was not injured in the shooting outside the mall at 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South.

In another shooting, which occurred at around 5:13 p.m. at the Palace Station parking lot, 2411 W. Sahara Ave., an employee was shot but was not shot in an attempted robbery, the report said. police in a statement Saturday night.

The second fatal shooting happened an hour later at the Palace station parking lot, where a man in his 50s was shot just after 6 p.m. in another attempted theft, Valenta said. The man died at UMC, police said on Saturday.

“Detectives determined that Carter and Ruby entered the parking lots with the intention of stealing,” police wrote in the statement. “The detectives are currently examining their connection to other events. These investigations are still ongoing and additional charges will be forthcoming. “

The names of the shooting victims were not disclosed.

Anyone with information about these shootings is urged to contact Metro at 702-828-3521 or [email protected] To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or

Contact Glenn Puit by email at [email protected] To follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter. Review-Journal editor Sabrina Schnur contributed to this report.


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