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Man arrested after body found in homeless encampment, police say

Updated December 6, 2022 - 12:56 pm

A 33-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a killing near a homeless encampment in east Las Vegas, police said.

Shawn Jackson, 33, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of open murder in connection with the discovery of a man’s body near Mountain Vista Street and Carol Circle earlier that day.

The Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Section indicated that the dead man had been in a fight with Jackson, who lived in a nearby homeless encampment.

The Clark County coroner’s office identified the dead man as 59-year-old Jerry Harrold. His manner of death was ruled a homicide.

Police were asking anybody with information to contact Metro’s Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com.

Anonymous tips can also be given to CrimeStoppers at 702-385-5555 or at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

Contact Brett Clarkson at bclarkson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @BrettClarkson_ on Twitter. Review-Journal Metro intern Mark Credico contributed to this report.

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