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Las Vegas suspect accused of killing homeless men arrested

Joshua Castellon is pictured in this November 2017 booking photo.

(Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

A 26-year-old man wanted in connection with a series of shootings that killed two homeless men and wounded two others in Nevada is arrested, researchers announced Tuesday.

According to the Las Vegas police, Joshua Castellon was arrested Feb. 16 by an ATF special agent on a federal weapons charge. He is scheduled to be booked on two murder and two counts of attempted murder.

“We have a suspect in custody, and we are relieved that a dangerous person is off the street,” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Capt. Robert Plummer told reporters.

The researchers said Castellon apparently carried out the attacks in Las Vegas and Logandale between Jan. 29 Mar. 2. They said the same gun was used in all four shootings.

The first shooting unfolded just after midnight on Jan. 29 in a gas station parking lot in Logandale, is an unincorporated two is located approximately 60 miles northeast of Las Vegas, police said. An unidentified man suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was the only one that victim was not homeless.

Hours later, 51-year-old Brian Clegg was shot and killed as he slept outside a Las Vegas tradeshow. On the same day, a third man was hospitalized after he was shot in the head.

On Feb. 2, officers discovered the body of a 64-year-old James Lewis under a bridge. Surveillance video showed a suspect approaching Lewis and shoot him as he sleeps.

The murders set Las Vegas on the edge, especially the city’s large homeless population. Plummer told reporters that if the shooter was not a serial killer, “he is on his way to being.”

Las Vegas police Lt. Then McGrath said Castellon was contacted on Feb. 8 by a patrol officer who saw him sleeping in his car.

McGrath added that Castellon “does not explain a reason for the shooting.

Fox News’ Shira Bush and Andrew Craft contributed to this report.

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