A man shot to death April 25 in North Las Vegas has been identified.
He was Billy Joe Howard, 50, of North Las Vegas. He died of a gunshot wound to the chest with vascular injury and was also shot in the back, according to the Clark County coroner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide.
Officers were called at 9:27 p.m. to the 2600 block of Chamberlain Lane, near West Carey Avenue and Simmons Street, after a report of a shooting, according to a statement Tuesday from North Las Vegas police.
Police found Howard suffering from a gunshot wound.
“Detectives do not believe this was a random act of violence,” North Las Vegas police wrote in the statement.
Investigators spoke to witnesses and a detained a suspect, but the person’s name was not immediately released.