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Arrest Made in Shooting Death of 17-Year-Old

LAS VEGAS -- A 19-year-old man is facing charges including murder in the shooting death of a teen girl at a weekend birthday party.

Alexander Nestor Portillo is charged with killing 17-year-old Priscilla Castillo-Roque at a home near Nellis and Lake Mead just after midnight Saturday.

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Witnesses told police, that during the party, Portillo fired off a shotgun once into the air to break up a fight among partygoers. According to the Arrest Report, one witness said when Portillo returned to his upstairs bedroom he fired a shot into the floor and it hit the girl, who was downstairs, in the head. 

Police say Portillo fled from the home and was found hiding at the home of fellow gang members.

Portillo is facing charges of murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, discharge of a firearm in a structure and discharging a weapon where a person might be endangered.