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Alleged Las Vegas hookah lounge shooter reaches deal to serve less than 5 years in prison

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The man accused of opening fire at a Las Vegas hookah lounge, killing one person and injuring a dozen others pleaded liable on Wednesday for a bargain, placing him in jail until at four and a half years, information confirmed.

The capture took place around 3:15 a.m. on Saturday, February 26 at Manny’s Glo Afterdark Lounge on East Sahara Avenue near Maryland Parkway. At some level, a fight broke out between several people. At least one attendee was a known gang member, police said.

Demetreus Beard, known to friends as ‘Avion’, 33, died of multiple gunshot wounds. Thirteen other people, including a shooter, Lee Wilson, 44, were injured.

Lee Wilson handled homicide and attempted homicide awards. (LVMPD/KLAS)

Wilson was initially faced with a homicide cost and several other counts of attempted homicide. As the I-Team first reported last month, grand jury transcripts revealed that police suspected there were four different shooters, including Wilson.

As part of a plea deal reached on Tuesday, Wilson agreed to plead liable for a cost of possession or possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, the news confirmed. He can be sentenced to 21 to 54 months in prison. A choice has a say in size.

Wilson’s bond could even be lowered to $75,000 pending sentencing, the plea agreement stated.

Alleged Las Vegas hookah lounge shooter reaches deal to serve less than 5 years in prison
Crime scene photographs obtained by the 8 News Now I-Team show the aftermath of the mass capture at an unlicensed hookah lounge in Las Vegas on Feb. 26, 2022. (KLAS)

Police did not name other suspects, only saying publicly that others were involved.

“As we now know, we believe there were about five inside,” a Las Vegas Metro Police detective told a grand jury according to the transcripts. The detective later mentioned that the investigation was ongoing to find out who the shooters were.

Wilson previously informed a pick that he was shot six times in the gun trade.

The county suspended the salon’s business license after the capture. When police notified the county of the capture, it was discovered that the lounge was serving alcohol and hookah and operating as a nightclub, all without the proper licenses.

Demetreus Beard was fatally shot inside Manny’s Glow Afterdark, an unlicensed hookah lounge in Las Vegas, in February 2022. (KLAS)

During his first courtroom appearance, a prosecutor said Wilson had a deep criminal history since 1995, including 82 arrests and nine felony convictions.

In one incident in December 2018, video shows Wilson and a group of other men leaving a bar near Flamingo Road and Arville Street when Wilson and two others began shooting at a car, prosecutors said.

Wilson ended up accepting a guilty plea for discharging a firearm into an occupied house or car and received a minimum sentence of one year in prison.

In 2002, Wilson shot two dogs in North Las Vegas, injuring them. A judge sentenced him to more than a year in prison.

Wilson’s crime story also includes the awards for several gun and drug related awards, including possession of a firearm by an ex-felon.


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