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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man who died after punch in parking lot

Posted at 5:18 AM, Sep 27, 2020
and last updated 2021-03-16 12:36:12-04

UPDATE MARCH 16: The Clark County coroner says 59-year-old Julius Bahe died of a blunt force injury to the head. The secondary cause listed is hypertensive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. His death was ruled a homicide.

UPDATE OCT. 5: The Clark County coroner has identified the victim as 59-year-old Julius Bahe from Tonalea, Arizona. Bahe's cause of death has not yet been released.

Police say an altercation over parking at a liquor store near Sahara Avenue and Valley View Boulevard led to a deadly punch early Sunday morning.

Lt. Ray Spencer with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's homicide unit says around 1:15 a.m. two men pulled into the parking lot next to a woman who was in her car and taking up two parking spots.

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Spencer says the driver of that car began arguing with the woman.

Shortly thereafter, two more men pulled into the parking lot and began to argue with the man who confronted the woman and his passenger.

Spencer said in a matter of seconds the two men from the second car to pull up threw one punch a piece hitting the two men from the first car.

Both of the victims were taken to UMC Trauma where one died and the other is in critical condition.

Police say they are still looking for the two men from the second car and they are asking for help from several apparent witnesses who were in the parking lot at the time.

Anyone with information can contact LVMPD Homicide at (702)828-3521 or call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 to remain anonymous.