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Vegas PD: Man shot, killed in fight over money with family

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department headquarters in Las Vegas, NV as seen in September 2020
Posted at 11:23 AM, Mar 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-18 14:23:57-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas police are investigating a deadly fight in the east part of town from Wednesday evening.

Authorities were called to a home in the 2100 block of Houston Drive, near Eastern Avenue and Charleston Boulevard, at about 9:35 p.m. with reports of a person who was not responsive.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department says arriving officers found a man who was down in a backyard and later pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.

Police said the man was in an argument with a family member over money, according to their investigation. And a fight ensued when the argument escalated.

At some point, a person involved in the scuffle with the man pulled out a gun and shot him.

The LVMPD said no initial arrests have been in the incident.

Anyone with further information was urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.