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Teen killed in argument over video game described as kind-hearted soul

Updated October 5, 2020 - 6:39 pm

A teen shot to death Thursday in an argument over a video game is being described as a promising, kindhearted soul who was taken too soon because of gun violence.

Sixteen-year-old Arthur Davis of Las Vegas was slain at 4:35 p.m. during an argument in the 7000 block of Canary Ivy Way, near Lake Mead and Hollywood boulevards. Las Vegas police said a 14-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder.

The accused killer has not been identified publicly because of his age.

“On October 1 @ 5:30 pm our lives would forever be changed,” Davis’ family said in a GoFundMe page created Sunday to help raise money for funeral costs.

“We lost the life of a beautiful soul, a kind, smart, loving young man at the young age of 16 to gun violence,” the GoFundMe page said. “While other kids are preparing to go to college and planning their future we as a family are planning the funeral of Jr. better known to us as JUJU.”

The Clark County coroner’s office released Davis’ name on Monday, saying he died from a gunshot wound to the chest in what is classified as a homicide. Las Vegas police said several people had gathered to play a video game.

“During the video game, an argument over the game ensued between two people over the video game,” Lt. Ray Spencer said. “A gun was produced and there was a struggle over the gun during that fight. At that point the 16-year-old was shot and killed with that handgun.”

Davis’ family members said in the GoFundMe page that they are grief-stricken as they are planning a funeral.

“No parents should have to experience this kind of pain or carry this kind a burden or worry,” the GoFundMe page said. “There are still so many unanswered questions for his parents and family to sort out let’s (help) them in (their) time of need to ease some of their stress. His family needs your help with his funeral expenses. Please we are reaching out to the community, family and friends!”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Contact Glenn Puit by email at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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