A man died after a road rage-related shooting Monday night near downtown Las Vegas, police said.
Police responded about 8:10 p.m. to 1101 E. Bonanza Road on a report of the shooting. Police found the man suffering from a gunshot wound, and he died at University Medical Center. A Metropolitan Police Department release characterized the shooting as a “road rage” killing.
He and another man were in a car heading south on Maryland Parkway while approaching a green light at Bonanza Road, a Metropolitan Police Department release later said. Two other men were jaywalking across the street, police said. The man driving slowed down and argued with the jaywalkers, who walked into the parking lot of a convenience store.
“The victim pulled his car into the parking lot behind the two suspects, and as they were about to walk into the store, the victim got out of his car and he and the two suspects began to engage in a fistfight,” the release said.
One of the two jaywalkers pulled out a gun and shot the man during the fight. The pair ran from the scene and weren’t in police custody Tuesday afternoon.
Police described the pair as black men, between 18 and 22 years old and both between 5 feet, 6 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall. One of them was seen wearing a gray sweater and black pants; the other was wearing a black jacket and a white T-shirt.
Metro urged anyone with information about the shooting to call homicide detectives at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 to remain anonymous.
The Clark County coroner’s office will release the deceased’s identity after his family is notified.
The man’s death marks the 144th homicide investigated by Metro this year, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal records.