Coroner IDs man shot, killed north of downtown Las Vegas

The man shot and killed Thursday north of downtown Las Vegas has been named by the Clark County coroner.

The 39-year-old man, who died from multiple gunshot wounds, was Gordon Phillips Jr., the county coroner said; his death was ruled a homicide.

About 9:30 p.m. Thursday, officers found Phillips suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in front of a business on the 1200 block of Las Vegas Boulevard North, between Washington and Owens avenues. He died at University Medical Center, police said.

Michael McNair, 30, was arrested Friday on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting. He is being held at the Clark County Detention Center without bail.

Surveillance video from a business did not capture the shooting, Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt. Dan McGrath said, but shows two men exiting a black pickup truck before arguing with the man. Homicide detectives later identified McNair as a suspect.

Phillips’ death marks the 136th homicide in Clark County and the 114th investigated by Metro this year.

Contact Rio Lacanlale at or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.

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