Man who says he killed intruder booked on murder charge in Las Vegas

A man claiming self-defense in a fatal shooting at an apartment near Nellis Air Force Base was booked into the county jail Friday on a first-degree murder charge.

The shooting happened about 8:50 p.m. Thursday at The Rubix apartments, 5300 E. Craig Road, near Las Vegas Boulevard North, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Dori Koren said. Police responded to reports of gunshots and found a man in his 50s dead at the scene.

The shooter, later identified as Kevin Hoskins, 26, told police a man he didn’t know was trying to enter his third-floor apartment, so he opened fire, police said Thursday.

But police Lt. Dan McGrath said the altercation occurred in a hallway, not in the shooter’s doorway as police were initially told. The department said Hoskins fired two rounds in the hallway.

Hoskins was being held without bail Friday at the Clark County Detention Center, jail logs show.

In 2014, he faced charges in North Las Vegas for aiming a firearm at a person and assault with a deadly weapon. Those charges were dismissed after he completed impulse control counseling, court records show.

Videos posted on YouTube show Hoskins was an aspiring boxer and trained at the Mayweather Boxing Club in 2013.

The man who died will be identified by the Clark County coroner’s office after his family has been notified.

Contact Wesley Juhl at and 702-383-0391. Follow @WesJuhl on Twitter. Contact Mike Shoro at Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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