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UPDATE: Coroner identifies victim of deadly shooting near Tropicana, Pecos

Posted at 5:44 AM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 15:45:15-05

UPDATE NOV. 25: The Clark County Coroner has identified the victim of the fatal shooting as 19-year-old Patrick Neufeld. His death was due to a penetrating gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a homicide.

Detectives in Las Vegas are investigating a deadly shooting on Villa Knolls Drive, near Tropicana Avenue between Pecos and Sandhill roads.

Police say a man and woman were walking into an apartment around 4:15 a.m. on Monday when a second man, around 19 years old, approached them.

The two went inside and locked the door, and police say the 19-year-old outside shot a gun into the building through the door. That's when the man inside returned fire.

The 19-year-old was hit and died. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe the 19-year-old and the woman were coworkers at some point. The department says she had just got home from work and asked a friend ride.

The friend walked her to the front door because she told him she was concerned about the former coworker, police say.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Watch the police update below:

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