UPDATE: Police need your help finding homicide suspect, fatal shooting investigation

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On Thursday, April 9 at approximately 9:20 a.m., LVMPD Dispatch received a report of a shooting at a residence located on Shady Shores Circle, near Rampart and Lake Mead Boulevard.

Arriving officers found a white male adult in his 30s suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to UMC Trauma where he succumbed to his injuries.

An investigation by the LVMPD Homicide Section indicated the victim met the suspect
after coordinating an online purchase.

The two were heard arguing and shortly after and the victim was shot.

The suspect then fled the scene in a black SUV.

The identification of the victim as well as the cause and manner of death will be released
by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

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, or on the internet at
www.crimestoppersofnv.com.


ORIGINAL STORY:

According to Lt. Ray Spencer, of LVMPD Homicide in a news briefing held the same day, the home where the incident occurred is an AirBnB rental. The victim and his family were staying there for several days.

In the briefing, Lt. Spencer said three people arrived at the home Thursday morning to exchange what they believe was a computer for an OfferUp transaction. Police didn’t know who exactly was the buyer or seller. At some point, the victim was shot.

According to police, the three suspects left the residence in a Ford Explorer sport utility vehicle. Police located two of the three people in that vehicle and they are being interviewed by a detective. The third person is still outstanding. Police later found the vehicle located near a convenience store.

Police want to remind the public to complete resale transactions in public places or in police station parking lot for their safety.

This is a developing story. Please stay with 8 News Now for updates.

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