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UPDATE: Coroner identifies victim of deadly shooting near Twain, Paradise

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Posted at 7:47 AM, May 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-02 17:52:42-04

UPDATE MAY 28: The Clark County Coroner has identified the man who was killed as 21-year-old Sarif El-Amin II from North Las Vegas. El-Amin's death was caused by a gunshot wound to the back and it has been ruled a homicide.

ORIGINAL STORY: Las Vegas police are investigating a homicide scene Sunday morning in the central part of town.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reports officers were called to the 3800 block of Royal Crest Street, near Twain Avenue and Paradise Road, around 5 a.m. regarding a possible shooting that was heard in the area through ShotSpotter.

LVMPD Homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said arriving officers found a man shot who was behind the wheel of a vehicle that had crashed into several parked cars at that location.

Several people heard the crash and came out to the car, but police say there was no indication the group knew the man or were connected to the situation.

Spencer says from the initial investigation it seems the man, in his 20s, was shot about 100 yards north of where the crash occurred. He did not immediately share any witnesses, information on the shooter, or what led up to the shooting.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

Spencer says ShotSpotter has been a tremendous help to the department since that technology has been deployed in the valley. He also said Sunday that further details will be released about this incident as the homicide investigation continues.

A livestream of the police media briefing can be viewed below: