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Las Vegas homeowner fatally shoots man after struggle, police say

Updated February 12, 2022 - 11:58 pm

A man was fatally shot Saturday night in the central valley after a struggle inside a home, police said.

A homeowner in the 6200 block of Long Valley Drive has been detained after admitting to firing the shot that killed a man in his mid-20s to early 30s, according to Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt. Ray Spencer. The man killed was part of a group that arrived at the home about 7:30 p.m. The group entered the home armed with a long rifle, possibly an AK-47, he said.

“At some point, there was a struggle inside the house and there was either an exchange of gunfire or the resident of the house fired striking and killing one of the other subjects,” Spencer said.

He said five to six people were in the house during shooting. It was possible a robbery attempt led to the shooting, Spencer said, but police had received conflicting information and would need hours to sort out what happened.

“The question is what led up to the shooting,” Spencer said.

He said the homeowner is believed to have known the person who was shot. The long rifle was not on scene, and Spencer said a search warrant would be executed to try and obtain more information.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or at crimestoppersofnv.com.

Contact David Wilson at dwilson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @davidwilson_RJ on Twitter.

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