UPDATE: Man shot and killed during drug deal identified

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A man who was shot and killed near Hacienda Avenue and Valley View Friday night was identified as 21-year-old Dakota Bublin. The Clark County Coroner ruled the death a homicide caused by gunshot wounds.

Officers responded to an area near Hacienda Avenue and Valley View Boulevard for reports of a stabbing and gunshots around 10:45 p.m. Once there, officers found Bublin suffering from numerous gunshot wounds.

He was taken to the hospital where he later died. Officials say the victim met up with another man for a drug deal. During the transaction, the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot Bublin multiple times before leaving the scene in a gray sedan.

The suspect is described as a thin-built white or Hispanic male, about 6’1″.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact Metro’s Homicide unit at 702-828-3521. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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