Coroner ID’s man shot to death in alley

The man who was shot to death Sunday night in a central Las Vegas alley was identified Tuesday by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Joel Sanchez, 31, of Las Vegas, was found dead about 10:20 p.m. Sunday in the 4600 block of Twain Avenue, near the intersection at Decatur Boulevard.

Officers found Sanchez’s body and someone else with wounds police did not consider life-threatening. The second person was taken to University Medical Center.

An initial investigation determined the two were walking in an alley when a shooter, described by Metro only as possibly being a Hispanic man in his 40s, fired at them and then fled in an older model blue Chevrolet or Ford pickup.

Metro did not announce a possible motive for the shooting.

Contact Kimber Laux at or 702-383-0381. Find her on Twitter: @lauxkimber.

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