Coroner identifies man who died after narcotics-related shooting near UNLV

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified Taylor Powell, 26, as the man who died after a narcotics-related shooting near UNLV May 14. The coroner ruled his death a homicide.

According to Metro Police, the incident occurred around 12:35 p.m. at the back of a business in the 1100 block of Tropicana.

When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive adult male who had sustained multiple wounds. The victim was transported to Sunrise Hospital, where he later died.

Metro homicide detectives investigated and say the victim arrived at the shopping center and was confronted by a black male adult who was armed with a gun. The suspect shot the victim soon after and fled.

Detectives believe the shooting is narcotics related.

If you have information, contact Metro’s Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or If you wish to remain anonymous, reach out to Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or on their website.

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