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UPDATE: Coroner identifies man killed after attempting break-in

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 12:41:56-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UPDATE DEC. 14: The Clark County Coroner has identified the decedent as 39-year-old Darrell R. Martin. Martin's cause of death was a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was ruled a homicide. The coroner's rulings in manners of death are not legal charges, just determinations.

ORIGINAL STORY

A man who police in Las Vegas say was attempting to break into an office building and used car dealership died after being shot by an employee.

Police say the man was trying to enter a United Way office and a nearby car dealership on Friday when an employee confronted him.

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Police believe the alleged burglar was homeless and armed with barbecue utensils. Police say the employee shot him after a confrontation.

Lt. Ray Spencer says the department is investigating the shooting but that he expects the incident to be regarded as self-defense.