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Homeless man identified in Friday homicide

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Posted at 3:51 PM, Mar 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 12:33:36-05

Las Vegas police reported Sunday that they found a homeless man dead near downtown Friday morning.

Around 9 a.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to the alleyway of 600 South 10th Street, near Bonneville Avenue, for reports of a homeless camp. Responding patrol officers contacted the individuals and discovered an unresponsive man with obvious signs of trauma to his face. Medical personal responded to the scene and pronounced the man deceased.

Homicide detectives determined the victim had been involved in a fight the night before. During the course of the autopsy, it was found that the victim had a large skull fracture.

The man was identified as 31-year-old Jeremy Louis Arkansas.

This is the 30th homicide investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in 2016.

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