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Las Vegas police arrest man for allegedly killing cousin with a pipe

Updated October 17, 2018 - 2:37 pm

A 29-year-old man was arrested on a murder charge in the death of his cousin after Las Vegas police said he hit him on the head with a metal pipe Tuesday.

Officers were alerted to an unresponsive man about 2:50 p.m. Tuesday inside of a residence on the 3800 block of Brighthill Avenue, near Flamingo and Sandhill Roads, a release said. They found him in a bedroom with a serious wound to the back of his head, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Metropolitan Police Department homicide detectives determined the man was killed during a fight with his cousin, whom police identified as 29-year-old Keifer Cannon.

“The investigation revealed the victim had been struck in the head with a metal pipe,” the release said.

Officers booked Cannon into Clark County Detention Center on a charge of murder with a deadly weapon.

The Clark County coroner’s office will release the deceased man’s identity once family is notified.

Metro asked anybody with information on the killing to call the homicide bureau at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 to remain anonymous.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Katelyn Newberg contributed to this report.

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