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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man possibly killed by teens at 7-Eleven

Posted at 5:22 AM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-22 18:48:05-04

UPDATE JULY 22: The Clark County Coroner has identified the victim as Edwardo Hernandez Cuevas. His cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, a homicide.

UPDATE JULY 19: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Detectives arrested two teen suspects related to the shooting death of a man at 7-Eleven.

The teens were charged with one count of robbery and one count of open murder.

ORIGINAL STORY: Las Vegas police are investigating a homicide early Saturday morning that happened in front of a 7-Eleven near Sahara Avenue and Durango Drive.

Investigators say a man arrived at the store in a vehicle with two other men at about 1 a.m. The man went inside and asked the clerk for help as he was being robbed by the two men and to call 911.

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The clerk made the call and gave the phone to the man. That's when the two men, who were outside of the store, ran away to a nearby apartment complex.

However, they returned, and one of them shot and killed the man who was requesting help while on the phone with police. After the shooting, the two men then ran from the scene.

“They fled into the apartment complex to the south. So right now, we’re in the early stages of our investigation. We are attempting to pull video from all of the area businesses. including the 7-Eleven,” said Lt. Raymond Spencer.

Officers say they have detained two men and were trying to determine whether they were the men in question.

Police described the person killed as a white or Hispanic man in his early 20s. The employee inside the 7-Eleven was not hurt.

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