More information came out today about the shooting earlier in the week on Las Vegas Blvd., and it’s shining a light on how Governor Steve Sisolak is ignoring real crimes and forcing Metro police officers to focus on fake crimes in Chinatown in order to score political points with gullible voters.
Today, we learned that the couple who was arrested for the shooting on Las Vegas Blvd. came to town with a “bag of guns,”, and seemed to be looking for trouble.
Phillip Nichols, 25, and Ledaxjia Montgomery, 19, were arrested Wednesday after Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say Nichols shot three people following an argument inside a 7-Eleven at 1100 Las Vegas Blvd. South. Nichols, who is a felon that was already wanted on an outstanding warrant and was legally prohibited from having a firearm, brought “a bag of guns” with him to Las Vegas.
“Nichols stated he knows it is illegal for him to possess firearms as a felon,” police wrote in the arrest report. “Nichols purchased all three firearms from the streets and was told the .40 caliber pistol was ‘stolen’ by the seller. Nichols traded methamphetamine for the AR in Arizona and acquired the 9mm in Texas before coming to Las Vegas.”
Nichols has been charged with 18 counts, including conspiracy to commit murder and battery, attempted murder, battery, assault, seven counts of discharging a gun in a prohibited area, and two counts of carrying a gun without a permit, according to court records. He is being held at the Clark County Detention Center on $250,000 bail.
Two Shootings in under a week in the Las Vegas Strip
This was the second shooting in less than a week on the Las Vegas Strip. A couple days prior, another deadly shooting happened when a tourist shot his own brother dead inside a hotel room at the Hilton Grand Vacation Hotel on S. Las Vegas Boulevard.
Police Focused on Fake Crime in Chinatown as Shootings Took Place
Last month we reported on how the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department ordered its officers to join Governor Steve Sisolak’s political show, and pull officers out of areas with heavy crime and use them in saturation patrols of Chinatown so they can pretend they are fighting Hate Crimes – Crimes that NEVER actually happened in our city’s Chinatown area.
Yesterday, instead of addressing a year’s worth of rampant violence, stabbings, shootings, and murders on the Las Vegas Strip, Governor Steve Sisolak joined Nevada Democrats in Chinatown to promote fighting the fake hate crimes, never once mentioning the real crimes happening on the Strip or the two real shootings that happened earlier in the week.
Sadly this is not an April Fools Joke!— NetworkinVegas.com (@Networkinvegas) April 1, 2021
Record violence, nightly stabbings & fights on the strip; more people under 40 murdered in Las Vegas than died of COVID, and we have a governor who holds press conference on crime that never happened in Chinatown!https://t.co/DbmdraCuZk pic.twitter.com/C3QfFGVCkX