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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man shot, killed at Adult World

Police believe it was likely self-defense
Posted at 11:33 PM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-11 15:51:20-04

UPDATE ON JUNE 11: The Clark County coroner has identified the deceased as 31-year-old Starsky Tautava from Las Vegas. Cause of death was gunshot wound to left chest.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- One person is dead after a security guard opens fire during a scuffle inside an adult store near Valley View Boulevard and Desert Inn Road.

Las Vegas police say they believe the guard was defending his own life.  

We're told the guard, who is approximately 60 years old, had visible injuries on his face and upper body. Police said he opened fire once as he was being severely beaten.  

The alleged attacker was shot in the chest.  The man was pronounced dead at UMC Trauma.  

The man entered the store shortly before 7 p.m. Friday.  

Workers said the man had previously caused problems at the store. He had reportedly been kicked out several times in the past.  Police are investigating these claims.

Detectives said the man was immediately asked to leave Friday but instead, he allegedly fought.  

The incident was not a robbery, said police. 

The District Attorney's office will determine if any charges will be filed.  

The coroner will release his identity after relatives have been notified.