UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in east Las Vegas hit-and-run identified

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified Michael Donald Stephens, 57, as the pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run near Stewart Avenue and North Lamb Boulevard Wednesday night. The cause of death is still pending.

Metro police located the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup truck believed to be involved in the deadly incident on Thursday. .

Stephens’ body was found just before 8 p.m. Wednesday. After an investigation, it was determined that he was near the area of 499 North Lamb Boulevard when he was hit and dragged to the roadway in front of 417 North Lamb.

Lt. Ray Spencer with Metro says the initial investigation showed a gunshot wound to the stomach, but further investigation showed the would was likely a jacket button that lodged into the man when he was hit by the vehicle.

Lt. Spencer confirmed this was a deadly hit-and-run crash late Wednesday night. Officials say the suspected driver of the Dodge Ram truck is cooperating with police.

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