Las Vegas police have reportedly discovered the body of another homeless man–making him the latest person who might’ve fallen victim to a shooter who’s been terrorizing the region in recent weeks.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said in a press release that Michael Hadley’s body was found on February 4 by people riding horses in the area of Bugling Bull Road and Cold Creek Road. Though it’s unclear how and when the 25-year-old died, authorities believe he’s a homicide victim.
The announcement comes as local police search for a suspect possibly behind four shootings in less than a week.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, police said the following close-range shootings are linked:
- An unidentified man was shot just after midnight on January 29 at gas station parking lot in Longdale. Reports indicate that the man, who survived the attack, is the only victim that isn’t homeless.
- The same day (January 29), Brian Wayne Clegg, 51, a homeless man, was shot dead near the Rancho Discount Mall near Charleston Boulevard and Rancho Drive.
- Hours later, (January 29) another homeless man was shot in the face near Washington and Las Vegas Boulevard. He also survived the shooting.
- James Lewis, 64, a homeless Vietnam veteran, was shot execution-style February 2 under the U.S. 95 bridge.
Police noted that the same gun was used in all four shootings and that all three homeless men were sleeping when they were shot.
Law enforcement also said that Hadley was known to frequent Charleston Boulevard and Bruce Street, where many businesses are located. However, police haven’t mentioned whether Hadley’s death is tied to the recent rash of shootings, according to KNTV.
The station noted that police are also investigating the deaths of a man found February 1 near Frenchman Mountain and another man found in that general area on January 18. The coroner hasn’t revealed the victims’ identities but said that they were both stabbed.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about the five shootings or anyone with surveillance video of the suspect is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.
[Featured Image: Michael Hadley/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department]