Nevada Filmmaker Killed During Random Shooting At A Gas Station

Curtis Abraham was only 35 years old.

Friends and family are mourning the death of Curtis Abraham, a Nevada filmmaker who was shot at a gas station in Las Vegas. He was only 35.

On Nov. 4, according to KFMB-TV, Abraham was parked outside of the gas station, waiting for his girlfriend who was in the convenience store. Police alleged Jesus Javier Uribe, 22, walked into the parking lot wearing a bulletproof vest, shot at an empty car and then shot into Abraham’s car.

Additionally, Uribe entered the store and fired at least seven shots but no one was injured. Abraham’s girlfriend hid in the store while other customers ran out of the backdoor.

After 12 hours, Uribe was taken into custody. He did not know Abraham and the killing appeared to be a random act of violence. Abraham died of multiple gunshot wounds by homicide, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office.

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A witness who was trying to help Abraham, who was originally from Baltimore, at the scene told KFMB-TV, “I was just nervous for him. I was just hoping he would pull through. I did what I could do at the time I was there.”

At a Nov. 4 vigil for Abraham, friend and business partner Malachi Miles, expressed to KVVU-TV,  "Everybody that knows him knows that he always has a smile on his face. His energy is always upbeat. It feels senseless like there was no purpose no motive and that's what we have to live with. [It's] just senseless. Just wrong place wrong time."

Jesus Javier Uribe has been charged with one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder. He is being held without bond and has not yet entered a plea.

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