A murder suspect was arrested on Saturday after he fell through a drywall ceiling as he tried hiding from authorities, according to Metro Police.
Police were searching for Edward Perez, 41, in an apartment on 1200 Redwood St., near Rainbow and Charleston boulevards, when he fell from the ceiling of another unit at the other end of the building.
Perez is accused of killing a woman about 2 p.m. Oct. 5 in the 4200 block of Ridgeview Drive, near Flamingo Road and Torrey Pines Drive, police said.
According to police, the victim had just arrived at a friend’s house when Perez, about a minute later, walked inside, yelled at her and then shot her in the head.
Witnesses told investigators that Perez was staying at a nearby residence and that there was some sort of argument between him and the victim just prior to the shooting, police said.
Detectives identified Perez as a suspect and went looking for him on Saturday at a complex, police said. Someone who answered the door told investigators that Perez was not there.
As they were conducting a search, Perez climbed into an attic area and crawled to the other unit where he fell, police said. A resident in the unit was able to lead police to Perez.
Perez was treated at University Medical Center for injuries sustained in the attempted escape and was subsequently booked at the Clark County Detention Center on one count each of murder with a deadly weapon, burglary while in possession of a deadly weapon, discharging a gun into an occupied structure, possession of a gun by a prohibited person, kidnapping with use of a deadly weapon, and two counts each of assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse and neglect, police said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro at 702-828-3521 or via email at [email protected] To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at crimestoppesrofnv.com.