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Person sought in Monday fatal shooting

Posted at 1:39 PM, Nov 25, 2015

A man is dead after a shooting at a northwest valley apartment complex Monday evening.

This marks the 116th homicide of the year in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction.

The shooting started with a fight near the entrance of The Crossings at Lake Mead near Lake Mead and Jones boulevards around 6:50 p.m. The two men moved down toward the apartment clubhouse.
 
That's where witnesses say they heard six gunshots fired. Police identified the man as 39-year-old Dwayne Taylor. Witnesses say he went by "Chilli." He died of multiple gunshot wounds.
 
Police described the person of interest as a black man of medium build and medium height known by the moniker, "Seven."
 
A friend of the man shot to death wants the victim to be remembered for being a good guy. The coroner has not yet identified the victim.
 
"He was a really really nice person. Regardless like you now everybody thinks because we live in The Crossings everybody is bad and it's all bad here but it's not true. There's good deeds in everybody. He happened to be one of those people that always tried to help people out you know," said Catherine Couo.
 
After interviewing some witnesses, police believe the two men knew each other. They don't believe the suspect lives at The Crossings.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.