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Man shot dead in southwest Las Vegas driveway ID’d by coroner

A man who was fatally shot last week in the southwest valley has been identified.

George Campoverde, 29, of North Las Vegas died of a gunshot wound to the chest Wednesday at Spring Valley Hospital. The Clark County coroner’s office ruled his death a homicide.

Police were called at about 8:20 p.m. on Wednesday to a home on the 5900 block of Belcastro Street, near South Tenaya Way and West Russell Road, after a report of an altercation between a man and a woman, Las Vegas police homicide Sgt. Matthew Sanford said.

Shortly after that report, police received a 911 call from the scene reporting a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found a man in his mid-20s lying in the driveway of the home suffering from a gunshot wound, Sanford said. Another man, in his 50s, was detained for questioning in the shooting.

Contact Mia Sims at msims@reviewjournal.com. Follow @miasims___ on Twitter.

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