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January 16, 2018

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Police: Man gunned down in alley after argument


A man was shot and killed Wednesday night after an argument with two men in the alley behind an East Las Vegas store, Metro Police said.

Police responded about 8:50 p.m. to reports of a shooting in the 4900 block of East Sahara Avenue, near Nellis Boulevard. Preliminary investigation indicates that the victim had been walking in the alley behind a store when he met two other men, police said.

The group started arguing, and one of the suspects fired a shot, police said. The victim died, and the two suspects drove away, police said.

One suspect was last seen wearing a black shirt and jeans, while the other was wearing a gray shirt and shorts. No other details were known about the suspects, police said.

The suspects’ vehicle is described as a dark-colored sedan and was last seen speeding east on Sahara Avenue.

Metro urges anyone with information regarding the shooting to call Metro’s homicide section at 828-3521, or to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 385-5555 or online at

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