LAS VEGAS -- Police have made one arrest and expect more in the investigation into a weekend shooting at a hookah lounge, which left one man dead and thirteen others injured. The incident occurred just blocks from the Las Vegas Strip.
Lee Frank Wilson (44), was arrested at the Clark County Detention Center under suspicion of open murder and 12 charges of attempted murder. NBC affiliate KSNV Las Vegas reported.
Wilson was represented by a defense attorney in a shooting case in 2019. He did not respond to messages asking if he is representing him now.
Police stated that the investigation was ongoing in a statement. The shooting was described by police as an exchange of gunfire between people at Manny's Glow Ultra Lounge & Restaurant on Saturday morning.
Monday's Clark County coroner reported that Demetreus Beard (33), died from multiple gunshot wounds. Police also stated that two other people sustained critical injuries. The authorities have not given any updates on their condition.
Saturday's shooting was the worst in Las Vegas since October 2017 when a gunman opened fire on a Las Vegas Strip hotel and into a concert crowd, killing 58 people and injuring many more.
The incident, which was the deadliest mass shooting in American history, has been blamed for two more deaths. This brings the total to 60.
According to records, Wilson had several prior felonies and used multiple aliases. He pleaded guilty in 2019 for discharging a firearm into an automobile. He was sentenced up to 30 months in prison. Two other defendants were involved in this case. Wilson was previously convicted for killing or maiming animals and illegal weapons possession in 2000.