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Man killed near Henderson Walmart identified

An armed man who was shot and killed after he appeared to threaten a motorist in a Henderson shopping center Thursday was identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.

He was Otis Watson, a 38-year-old Henderson resident.

The shooting was reported about 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Marks Street.

Citing a preliminary investigation, Henderson police said Watson was holding a gun as he walked up to a vehicle “in a confrontational manner.”

A person in the vehicle shot Watson, who then returned fire as the vehicle drove away, police said.

Police said the shooting appeared to be a case of self-defense, although the investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with additional information can call Henderson police at at 702-267-4911. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or crimestoppersofnv.com.

Contact Ricardo Torres-Cortez at rtorres@reviewjournal.com.

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