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UPDATE: Coroner identifies victim of deadly fight outside smoke shop

Homicide near Desert Inn Road, Eastern
Posted at 7:23 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-19 14:48:27-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner has identified the victim as 33-year-old Justin Fink. Fink's death was due to a gunshot wound to the chest and his death has been ruled a homicide.

Las Vegas police say they are investigating a deadly shooting at a business on Desert Inn Road near Eastern Avenue.

Around 6 p.m., the department says it received a panic alarm at a smoke shop in the area.

When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound lying in front of the business.

He was transported to Sunrise Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity and an official cause of death will be released by the coroner's office.

Police believe the man was trying to shoplift "or something of that sort" and say there was an altercation between him and another man.

The altercation escalated into a physical fight outside of the store, police say. During the fight, the second man pulled out a gun and shot the first.

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Las Vegas police investigate a deadly shooting on Feb. 11, 2021, at a smoke shop on Desert Inn Road near Eastern Avenue. (Photo: Stephanie Frederking, 13 Action News)

He then left the scene before officers arrived.

It is not clear at this time what the shooter's connection is, if any, to the business. Police are not sure if he is an employee or not.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at 702-828-3521 or Homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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