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Man arrested in connection with fatal shooting after ‘altercation’

Updated January 28, 2022 - 2:09 pm

Las Vegas police have arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with a Jan. 17 homicide that unfolded during an argument at a barbecue.

Lamont Butler was arrested three days after the shooting on one count of open murder.

Police initially responded to 915 Morgan Ave. at 1:50 p.m. and found a man who had been shot. The man was later identified by the Clark County coroner’s office as Da’Morian Turner. Police said the shooting happened in front of a residence and was preceded by an “altercation” at a barbecue.

Police said in an arrest report that Butler had touched a woman at the barbecue, sparking an argument. Butler, police said, briefly left the gathering, then returned and shot Turner, according to a witness.

Turner was pronounced dead at the scene. He died of gunshot wounds to the head and his death was ruled a homicide.

Contact Jonah Dylan at jdylan@reviewjournal.com. Follow @TheJonahDylan on Twitter.

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