LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – A transient who allegedly went by the nickname “Mexican Mike” confessed to shooting a man several times over a meth deal that went sour.
That’s according to the arrest report for 33-year-old Ricardo Robles-Nieves, who was identified Wednesday as the suspect in the Oct. 30 killing of Fabian Rodriguez at the Paradise Spa Apartments on Las Vegas Boulevard near Richmar Avenue.
Rodriguez, who refused to cooperate with police, died of his injuries Nov. 18.
According to the arrest report, two witnesses said Robles-Nieves – also known as “Mexican Mike” – was “gunning” for Rodriguez.
A third person told police Robles-Nieves admitted to the shooting and asked her “call the hospital to inquire if Rodriguez was still alive and told her that if he was, he was going to the hospital to kill him.”
In an interview Tuesday with detectives, Robles-Nieves said he split an unknown amount of methamphetamine with the victim, with the understanding that Rodriguez was going to sell his share, according to the police report.
But Rodriguez used the drugs, Robles-Nieves told police, and the two got into a fight.
“Robles-Nieves said he thought Rodriguez was pulling a knife so he pulled out his handgun and fired 6-7 times at Rodriguez,” detectives wrote in the report.
After the interview, Robles-Nieves was taken to the Clark County Detention Center.