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2 juveniles arrested in fatal shooting of homeless man near Las Vegas Wash

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Posted at 7:05 PM, Aug 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-18 17:11:11-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a homicide in the east part of town Tuesday night.

LVMPD Lt. Ray Spencer provided a preliminary update on the incident saying at about 5:30 p.m. police received a report of a male shot in the 1200 block of N. Sandhill Road, near the Las Vegas wash.

According to Spencer, police and medical response arrived at the scene and took the man to the University Medical Center but was later pronounced dead.


The man appeared to be homeless, according to authorities, and was involved in some sort of argument with a group before one of them shot him.

The group split after the shooting but authorities say two juveniles were apprehended by deputies from the Las Vegas City Marshals and currently facing charges for open murder.

No further information was immediately released by police on Wednesday and the Clark County coroner will release the name of the man killed after family has been notified.