Roy was found shot on the sidewalk under his house with ten thousand dollars in his pocket.
Shalom Amar (photo: official website, documentation on social networks according to Article 27 A of the Copyright Law)
The Las Vegas police began to suspect that the murder of the Israeli Shalom Amar was the result of a robbery gone wrong - this was learned today (Thursday).
About ten thousand dollars were found in the pocket of the jacket that Amr was wearing, which according to the findings of the investigation were intended for the purchase of a car, but instead, the "seller" came with him to the residential complex where Amr lived to rob him.
The murder happened near Amr's apartment.
The young suspect, Malik Hunter, 20 years old, was arrested on January 3, and is suspected of murder, conspiracy to commit robbery and attempted robbery.
The murder happened on December 26.
The officers who arrived at the complex found 59-year-old Amar lying unconscious with two gunshot wounds and he was pronounced dead on the spot.
Cartridge cases were found next to him at the scene.
During the investigation, it became clear to the police that previously Amar had talked on Facebook with another person about buying a used car.
He gave him his address and the two agreed to meet at a gas station near his home, police said.
The reason for setting up the meeting at the gas station was to ensure a safe transaction in a well-lit environment.
Later, Amr gave his home address to the person he was talking to.
According to the police, it was not a spontaneous crime.
Hunter arrived at the meeting ahead of time with the intention of robbing the buyer who was tempted to come and purchase the vehicle.
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"I shot him. I tried to shoot him in the leg to injure him so he would give us the money."
Malik Hunter (Photo: official website, Las Vegas Police Department)
Deciphering the murder was almost completely random, thanks in large part to the vigilance of the police;
A week after the incident, the suspect in the murder, Malek Hunter, complained about threats from his roommate whom he tried to evict.
Police officers arrived at the scene to collect a complaint and to prove a threat, Hunter let one of the police officers look at the correspondence with the accomplice.
In the correspondence, the policeman recognized in prison slang that the accomplice had defied him a week earlier and that Hunter had told him that he had murdered a man together with his friends, just for the spoils of a robbery.
The policeman was not aware of Amar's murder at the time, but the next day, when Hunter informed the police again with a complaint against the accomplice, they arrested him and handed him over for investigation against him, for Amar's murder.
A search of his car found cartridges matching those found at the scene of the murder, the police said.
A search of his phone found an email address associated with the phone number from which Amr spoke with him.
Hunter also reportedly conducted Internet searches for the keywords "Las Vegas" and "murder."
It was also found that Hunter's car matches the make and model.
Decoding the murder was almost completely random, thanks in large part to the vigilance of the police.
Las Vegas Police (Photo: Walla! NEWS system, Omri Nahmias)
Hunter initially denied any involvement in the murder, but later admitted to trying to rob the victim with a friend, police said.
"I initiated the robbery," police said Hunter told them.
"I shot him. I tried to shoot him in the leg to injure him so that he would give us the money."
Due to the murder charge, Hunter was initially held without bail.
But at another hearing, Judge Joseph Scisanto set bail at $350,000, court documents show.
As of Tuesday, Hunter remains in custody.