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W.V. DETECTIVES NAB SUSPECT IN SAN DIEGO

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A weekend trip to San Diego proved fruitful for West Valley detectives when they helped nab a boy suspected in the July 31 drive-by slaying of a West Valley man.

Sichan "Clay" Or died after he was shot several times in the upper body while standing in the parking lot of an apartment complex, 2531 S. Park-crest Drive (1860 West).Witnesses told police that two men in a white Nissan pickup truck were responsible. The passenger, a 16-year-old boy who goes by the nickname "Mac," allegedly leaned out the window and shot at Or several times, according to police and a complaint filed against the driver in 3rd Circuit Court. The alleged driver, 22-year-old Anouphong "Nuk" Kham-si-ha-rath, was picked up in Las Vegas on Aug. 2 and faces murder charges. He was later identified as the victim's brother-in-law. Khamsiharath's sister told investigators that her brother was angry at Or for treating her badly, the complain states.

West Valley detectives Randy Lloyd and Kevin Nudd went to San Diego on Friday to pick up a suspect in a stolen-vehicle case and, over the weekend, enlisted the help of the San Diego Police Department's gang unit in looking for the fugitive boy wanted in the July 31 murder.

The 16-year-old boy remained in California pending juvenile court procedures.