Man shoots gun into apartment wall and kills 9-year-old neighbor

A Las Vegas man who was legally banned from owning a gun fired into an apartment wall and ended up killed a nine-year-old boy and injuring his brother, KLAS reported.

Eliazar Quintero, 41, was identified by police earlier this month as the suspect in the fatal March 7 shooting while serving a prison sentence on drug and gun convictions. Now he faces a second-degree murder charge.

The shooting happened in an apartment on the 5300 block of Boulder Highway, south of Harmon Avenue. According to police, a stray bullet went through the wall into a neighboring apartment and struck 9-year-old Sir’ Armani Clark in the head, killing him. His 10-year-old brother was also hit but did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

While investigating the shooting, officers found a bullet hole in an apartment wall, documents obtained Monday said. Officers “conducted a welfare check” on a neighboring, unoccupied apartment, finding a “single apparent corresponding bullet hole,” they said.

Quintero reportedly said, “Say hello to my little friend” before firing into the wall.

Read the full report over at KLAS.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.