UPDATE: Coroner identifies woman shot, killed in front of her child

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Mugshot of Michael Alex. Courtesy: LVMPD

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified Viktorija Canevik Alex, 37, as the woman shot and killed in front of her child at a northwest Valley home June 19. Her death was ruled a homicide, caused by a gunshot wound of the chest.

Metro Police arrested Michael Alex, 37, in connection to Viktorija’s murder. He allegedly got into a verbal argument with her before pulling out a handgun and shooting her.

It happened around 11:15 p.m. in the 7000 block of Hunts Corner Street, near Hualapai Way and Dorrell Lane.

Officials say the victim called police saying she had been shot. Then, according to Metro Lt. Ray Spencer, an 11-year-old child called 911 from inside the residence, saying his mother was shot by his father in the home.

Authorities carried Viktorija out of the home to receive medical attention from an ambulance, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Metro noted the child was not harmed during the incident.

Officers immediately made contact with the suspect when they arrived and took him into custody.

Michael faces the following charges:

  • Felony: Open murder
  • Felony: Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Felony: Discharging a gun at/into Occupied Struct/Veh/Craft

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.

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