Las Vegas man indicted in random shootings, including ‘thrill killing’ of homeless man


A Las Vegas man accused of shooting two men in unprovoked attacks — including the alleged “thrill killing” of a sleeping homeless man – has been indicted on murder and related charges.

Noah Green, 21, was indicted by a grand jury on Oct. 6 on charges of murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder with a deadly weapon on a victim 60 years or older, battery with a deadly weapon on a victim 60 years or older, destroying evidence and three counts of carrying a concealed weapon, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday.

Green, who was arrested on July 18, had been previously charged with murder and attempted murder before a grand jury added the three new charges last week, the newspaper reported.

Green is accused in the July 13 shooting of Brent Lloyd, a 48-year-old homeless man whose body was found by a jogger on a sidewalk near the Pinar Del Rio apartment complex in central Las Vegas.

The shooting, which was captured by a grainy surveillance camera, was an unprovoked “thrill killing,” Las Vegas police Homicide Lt. Ray Spencer told reporters days after Green’s arrest.

Two days later, Green shot a second man “at very close range” just 400 feet away from where he allegedly targeted Lloyd, wounding 66-year-old Wilbur Salibad in the chest as he walked his dog, police said.

Salibad, who was in critical condition after the shooting, survived the attack, the Review-Journal reported.

Investigators also found videos of the two indiscriminate shootings that were filmed from the shooter’s perspective on Green’s cellphone, including one that depicted Lloyd being shot while he slept, police said.

“We are confident in saying today that we believe that we have taken a very dangerous person off the streets,” Spencer told reporters in July. “The videos are absolutely disturbing.”

Green, who was arrested after police connected the shootings and learned the suspect lived nearby, had a 9mm handgun wrapped in a paper bag in his pocket when he was caught jaywalking, the Las Vegas Sun previously reported.

Green’s mother, who lived with her son, said she wasn’t home when the shootings occurred, but acknowledged he owned a gun and characterized him as a “loner” who had no friends nearby, according to the newspaper.

A court-appointed attorney for Green, meanwhile, expressed “concerns” in July about his mental health, raising questions about the Las Vegas man’s competency and ability to understand the charges he faced at the time. Green’s public defender did not return a message seeking comment Tuesday, the Associated Press reported.

Green, who remained jailed without bail Tuesday at the Clark County Detention Center, is scheduled to be arraigned Friday, according to the Review-Journal.