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Henderson police investigate man’s shooting death

Updated January 15, 2020 - 4:00 pm

Henderson police are investigating the death of a 26-year-old man who was fatally shot Tuesday night while walking and talking on his cellphone.

Police and fire crews responded around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday to the area of West Warm Springs Road and Donner Pass Drive, where they found the man’s body. Henderson police said Tuesday night that the man was found dead on a sidewalk in “unknown circumstances.”

A preliminary investigation revealed that the victim had been walking on Warm Springs Road and talking on his cellphone when the shooting occurred, police said Wednesday.

The Clark County coroner’s office identified the man on Wednesday afternoon as Kevin Farnsworth of Henderson. He died of a gunshot wound to the torso, and his death was ruled a homicide, the coroner’s office said.

The coroner’s office initially identified the man incorrectly as Kevin Sarnsworth.

Anyone with information about the case may call police at 702-267-4911. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Carri Geer Thevenot at cgeer@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0361. Follow @CarriGeer on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Katelyn Newberg contributed to this report.

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