UPDATE: Man killed during drug transaction at apartment near UNLV campus, suspect on the loose

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police say a man was killed after a drug transaction went wrong at an apartment complex near Maryland Parkway and Tropicana Tuesday night. LVMPD is looking for the suspect involved.

The shooting occurred in the 4900 block of S. Maryland Parkway around 9:45 p.m. The UNLV campus and Tropicana Village Apartments are in that area.

After receiving reports of a shooting, officers found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Clark County Coroner has identified the victim as 19-year-old Trayvone Dixon. His cause of death is gun shot wounds, and the manner in which he died is a homicide.

LVMPD homicide detectives say the suspect approached the victim to purchase illegal narcotics outside of an apartment. Police say there was a dispute over the transaction, and they entered the apartment to resolve the issue.

A short time later, the suspect shot the victim and left the scene.

The suspect is described as a black male adult, heavy set and was described as wearing a black hoodie and black mask.

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.

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