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Clark County coroner IDs man who died in Saturday shooting

The man shot and killed Saturday, and whose girlfriend is a suspect, has been identified.

The Clark County coroner identified the man as Jose Ignacio Villanueva, 40, of Las Vegas. He died from multiple gunshot wounds.

When the Metropolitan Police Department responded to a shooting about 10:30 p.m. Saturday at 109 Thunder St., they found Villanueva inside an apartment with gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

According to arrest reports, police found Villaneuva in the bathroom along with seven spent cartridge casings.

The arrest report indicates that Villanueva suffered from gunshot wounds to both legs, his back and his left shoulder.

Villanueva’s girlfriend, 35-year-old Lisa Hollopeter, remained at the scene and was arrested on a charge of murder with a deadly weapon, police said.

When questioned by police, Hollopeter said she had shot her boyfriend, arrest records show. However, she relayed several versions of her story, prompting police to make an arrest.

An investigation by Metro’s homicide section determined that the couple had been having relationship problems.

Reporter Rachel Hershkovitz contributed to this article. Contact Lawren Linehan at llinehan@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @lawrenlinehan on Twitter.

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