LAS VEGAS — Police are searching for the suspect that killed a Las Vegas man in what is being described as a road rage incident.
On Tuesday during the early evening rush hour, Cleottus Harvey, 26, who was driving a 4-door white Buick, was stopped a traffic light at the intersection of West Tropicana Avenue and Rainbow Boulevard in Southwest Las Vegas.
A dark-colored compact car pulled up next to Harvey’s car on the passenger side and fired several times at the Buick that Harvey was driving.
After Harvey was shot, his car struck two other vehicles and then rolled up on the sidewalk. He was found unresponsive when officers arrived at the scene and was transported to University Medical Center, where he died.
His two children, ages 2 and 3, were in the backseat of the car and witnessed the fatal shooting of their father. The children were not physically injured.
Although officers believe that the confrontation might be related to road rage, they do acknowledge that the murder of Harvey may be related to an earlier incident.
Harvey worked as security guard for a local hospital and had aspirations of opening his own business.
The shooter is believed to be Caucasian.
Police believe that there has to be someone who has information about the case and are urging them to come forward.
Anyone with any information about the shooting of Cleottus Harvey is asked to contact the Las Vegas police Homicide Section at 702-828-3521.
To remain anonymous, tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com.