LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Metro Police say they are no longer investigating Tuesday’s incident on Flamingo Road as a homicide.
Initially, police believed the man, later identified as 51-year-old Michael Patrick Ware Jr., found in bushes early Tuesday morning on East Flamingo Road near Paradise Road, had been shot. Now, officials say they have learned Ware Jr. sustained an accidental injury on a nearby fence.
According to police, two men walking along Flamingo Road discovered the body around 4:40 a.m. and ran to a nearby fire station for help. Firefighters responded and tried to help Ware Jr., but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The incident is no longer a LVMPD Homicide investigation.
According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office, Ware Jr.’s death was ruled accidental and caused by an exsanguination left femoral artery injury.
Flamingo was closed Tuesday morning as LVMPD conducted their investigation.