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Social media, surveillance videos and witness testimony lead to arrest of three teenagers in connection with killing of 16-year-old: report

Robert Saulsberry is charged with the shooting death of a 16-year-old. (LVMPD)

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A 17-year-old is facing murder charges, among other things, for shooting another teen in May. Witnesses told police the shooting was related to a dispute over a gun, police documents show.

Robert Saulsberry, who is being prosecuted as an adult, is one of three juveniles arrested in connection with the killing of 16-year-old Jovan Wright Bullock, who died of a gunshot wound to the chest on May 11. Bullock was shot outside his home in the 2300 block of Goldhill Way, near Vegas Drive and MLK Boulevard, police said.


In addition to Saulsberry, 18-year-old Doir Jenkins and a 14-year-old boy were also arrested in the case more than six weeks after the fatal shooting.

According to the documents, investigators examined surveillance video from the neighborhood showing the three teens heading toward Goldhill Way, as well as a license plate from a car seen in the neighborhood at the time of the shooting. Using that information, social media posts, witness interviews and an anonymous tip, police were able to link the three teens to the shooting.

Jenkins, who was being held at the Clark County Detention Center on weapons charges, was under house arrest at the time of the shooting. The 14-year-old is being held at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.

Saulsberry and Jenkins are charged with murder, robbery with use of a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit murder.