- Associated Press - Thursday, May 5, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A 22-year-old Las Vegas man who had been sought for more than two weeks in the shooting death of a Las Vegas liquor store clerk surrendered to detectives shortly after officials held a news conference to describe the arrests of his younger brother and the alleged gunman, police said Thursday.

Lee Murry Sykes turned himself in to Las Vegas police on Wednesday, shortly after his photo was distributed to media reporting the arrests of Ray Charles Brown, 22, and Lee Dominic Sykes, 20.

All three are due Friday in Las Vegas Justice Court, where they’ll be appointed lawyers for what Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson has said could become a death penalty trial. Wolfson said a decision whether to seek capital punishment won’t be made for several weeks.

The three each face murder, kidnapping, conspiracy, robbery and other charges in the takeover robbery and killing of store clerk Matthew Christensen during a botched robbery April 18 at a Lee’s Discount Liquor.

Store security video recorded two men entering with guns drawn and a third standing near the entrance of the supermarket-sized store.

Police said Christensen, who didn’t have a way to open the safe, was shot multiple times in what Wolfson characterized as an execution.

Christensen, 24, has been called a hero for not revealing that a pregnant manager was also in the store.

Brown had a prior felony coercion conviction in 2011, according to court records, and Lee Dominic Sykes, with his middle name spelled Dominique, has a felony robbery conspiracy conviction dating to 2014.

Lee Murry Sykes pleaded guilty in July 2013 in state court in Las Vegas to a misdemeanor unlawful taking of a vehicle charge and was sentenced to 90 days in jail, court records show.



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