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Man killed during Las Vegas 2nd road-rage incident, may have been self-defense

Posted at 7:21 AM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 10:27:45-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A young man was killed during a road-rage incident around 8 p.m. Thursday near Russell Road and Interstate 15.

Police say that the incident happened at a red light. The man who was shot got out of his vehicle and approached the other driver. He then took out a gun and pointed it at the driver.

The driver pulled out a gun and shot the young man. The man died at the scene.

Police say the shooting happened after one driver cut off the other while on the interstate. Police believe that the driver shot the man in self-defense, according to Lt. Ray Spencer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

The driver left the scene, but returned a short time later and confessed to the shooting to a police officer at a nearby gas station. The shooter was not arrested. The case will be submitted to the Clark County District Attorney for final review.

It was the 2nd road-rage incident on Thursday.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers shot and killed a person with a gun after he brandished a weapon at another driver in the parking lot of a NHP substation in Jean.

The Clark County coroner will identify both of the deceased after relatives have been notified.