Deandre Daniels (left) and Julian Warren appears in court Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas. (Bradford Boyer/KSNV)
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Two men accused of shooting and killing a local security guard, who was working at a southwest Las Vegas valley apartment complex under construction, appeared in court Wednesday. Julian Warren, 20, and Deandre Daniels, 29, pleaded not guilty to charges related to the murder of Mark Santee.
Police say in April 2016, the 48-year-old victim was working his shift as a security guard when he was beaten and then shot multiple times at a construction site on the 5100 block of South Jerry Tarkanian Way, near Russell and Fort Apache. Santee may have been trying to stop a robbery of TVs when he was gunned down. Investigators also add that evidence at the scene suggests there was a struggle.
When prosecutors filed the murder charges, both Warren and Daniels were already behind bars for unrelated incidents. The men had to be re-booked on multiple counts including murder, robbery and burglary.
A third person, Raymond Padilla, is also charged for Santee’s murder. Padilla has been indicted in the case and has a hearing scheduled for July 10. The case against Warren is now scheduled to head to trial this fall. The defense team for Daniels is asking for more time to submit requests to the courts for how they’d like to proceed with the case moving forward. Daniels is set to be back in court on July 12.
by Christy Wilcox & Ashley Forest
Homicide investigation underway at Adult World store on Valley View near Pennwood. 6/09/17.
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3:15 P.M. SATURDAY UPDATE:
The man killed in the shooting was 31-year-old Las Vegas resident Starsky Tautava. The Clark County coroner said he died of a gunshot wound to his chest and death was ruled a homicide.
A Las Vegas man is dead after being shot by a store security guard, Friday evening. Lt. CJ Jenkins says around 7 p.m. the shooting occurred at the Adult World store located in the 3700 block of Mead Avenue. Police say a man took an Uber to the store and told the driver to wait for him. At the time, police say one witness and two employees were there when the man came into the building.
While inside the store, police say the employees asked the man to leave after they recognized him as someone who had caused trouble before. After words were exchanged between the man and the store’s security guard, a fight broke out and the security guard shot the man in the chest. The man was taken to UMC where he died from his injury.
Police say the security guard is a licensed gun carrier and was severely beaten during the fight. No other details have been given. Check back for updates.
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Mark Santee was a security guard working his shift. Police say he was beaten and then shot multiple times at a construction site near Jerry Tarkanian Way on April 27, 2016.
Detectives believed that more than one person was involved in the crime because of what was taken from the scene and the possible vehicle involved.
“We’re here for the family. We have not forgotten Mark Santee,” said LVMPD Lt. McGrath.
Police are seeking any information you may have on this story. Please call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.