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Man faces murder charge in May while shooting at auto repair shop in East Charleston

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 48-year-old Las Vegas man faces charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder in a May 30, 2021 shooting at an auto repair shop on East Charleston Boulevard.

Arlanders Gibson is being held at the Clark County Detention Center pending a preliminary hearing on February 16.

Gibson is charged with the death of Benjamin McCarty, 49, who was in the parking lot of the Pep Boys store at 3915 E. Charleston Boulevard, according to a Subway warrant document. McCarty was shot at around 11 a.m. as he hitched a car to be towed from the parking lot. A person assisting him at the time was under the car when a shot was fired and McCarty fell to the ground.

McCarty was transported to UMC Trauma and pronounced dead.

Witnesses saw the suspect running away from the scene. Police say he was last seen at an apartment complex in the area.

Investigators used surveillance video to track the suspect, according to the warrant document.

Gibson was taken into custody on a felony warrant in an unrelated case June 16 at the Santa Fe apartments in the neighborhood where McCarty was shot, police said. He told detectives at the time that he had served 11 years in prison.

“Gibson had known McCarty since they were children,” according to the warrant. “Gibson was angry throughout the interview and became even more upset when asked about the murder.”

He repeatedly told police he had nothing to do with the murder.

Jail records show Gibson was arrested Jan. 14 in connection with McCarty’s death.