Kingman man charged in fatal shooting

One of the suspects involved in the shooting death of a Lake Havasu City man Thursday night, reportedly had argued with the victim earlier in the evening.

Raymond Viera was shot around 7 p.m.

after a pickup truck, pulled along side the vehicle Viera and a female companion were in in the 3600 block of Schaffer Avenue.

Several shots were fired from the truck.

Viera, 37, was struck once in the head and died early Friday from his wounds.

The gun is described as a medium caliber handgun.

Detectives believe that Viera and Jesus Christ Caballero were involved in a verbal argument earlier that evening.

The female witness said the pickup truck occupied by Michael Anthony Platt, 18, of Kingman, and Caballero then followed their vehicle, flashing its lights at them.

MCSO detectives located the pickup truck shortly after the shooting at Gordon Avenue and Castle Rock Road where Platt was arrested without incident.

Police are still searching for Caballero.

At this time, police know of no motive for the shooting but the victim was not unknown to law officials.

Viera reportedly had two open felony drug charges pending from September in Mohave County Superior Court that included the transportation of dangerous drugs for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court records.

The drive-by shooting death appears to be the first of its kind in Kingman.

In Kingman city limits, there has been no record of anyone being killed or injured from a drive-by shooting like what happened Thursday night, Kingman police Cpl.

Tracie McKnight said.

Last year, a 45-year-old woman, asleep in her home on Ames Avenue, was wounded when five shots were fired from two cars, which were seen driving away from the area.

Ames Avenue is outside of city limits.

Officers are still looking for Caballero, 23, who is described as a Hispanic male, 5-feet, 7-inches tall, 150 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, with"CABALLERO" tattooed across his back.

Caballero was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue pants.

He is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the MCSO at 753-0753, or Mohave Silent Witness toll free at 1-888-227-8780 or 753-1234.

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