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Police say shooting at shopping center probably drug related

Posted: 10:16 PM, Aug 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-29 17:31:48Z

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are investigating a homicide that took place Tuesday evening at a shopping plaza located on the 1500 block of North Eastern Avenue, south of East Owens Avenue.

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Homicide detectives responded to the scene and learned the man had meet with the suspect to discuss a debt. Officials say that two men got into an argument at a restaurant when one of them pulled out a gun, shooting and killing the other. Police believe that the fight started over drugs and money. 

The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction. 

The identity of the deceased victim, as well as the cause and manner of death will be released by the Clark County coroner.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.