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UPDATE: Police no longer believe shooting self-defense

Posted at 12:02 AM, Jun 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-16 14:42:22-04

UPDATE ON JUNE 16: Las Vegas police have arrested a man for a shooting that they first believed may have been in self-defense.

The shooting happened shortly before 9 p.m. Thursday. A caller told police that he had shot a man that was trying to get into his apartment near Craig Road and Aviation Street.

When police officers arrived at the apartment, they discovered a man who had been shot in a hallway near the door to an apartment.

26-year-old Kevin Hoskins told police that the man knocked on the door and then tried to force his way into the resident's apartment. He also told police his young son was inside at the time.

However, detectives did not find any evidence that the deceased had tried to force entry and evidence at the scene indicated that two shots had been fired outside of the apartment.

Hoskins was arrested and booked into Clark County Detention Center on the charge of murder with a deadly weapon.

Police say a deadly shooting near Craig Road and North Las Vegas Boulevard appears to be a case of self defense.
Detectives say a man called around 9 p.m. Thursday saying he shot a man trying to get into his apartment.
When officers arrived they say they found that dad in the hallway of the apartment complex.
Investigator say the shooter told them the man knocked on the door and try to force his way into the apartment.
The shooter telling officers his young son was inside during the struggle.
Detectives say the dead man also lives in the apartment building but on a different floor.
They also say apartment management of told them they've had issues with the deceased man in the past.
Investigator say neither man has much of a criminal history.
While the investigation is ongoing, so I detective said they don't expect to make an arrests at this point.