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Las Vegas detectives investigate 3rd homicide since midday Sunday

Updated August 24, 2020 - 5:13 pm

Las Vegas police homicide detectives were investigating a third slaying in nearly 12 hours early Monday after a body was found in a central Las Vegas desert lot.

Officers were called to the intersection of Bonanza Road and H Street about 3:15 a.m. after a report of gunfire, Lt. Ray Spencer said. Police found a man dead from several gunshot wounds near McWilliams Avenue, he added.

Spencer said detectives have not been able to identify the man or find any witnesses.

The homicide is the third in the Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction since 3 p.m. Sunday, when police were called to Las Vegas Boulevard, just north of Nellis Boulevard, for the fatal shooting of a teen allegedly by other teenagers during an altercation. Police are working to identify suspects in that case.

About three hours later Sunday, police responded to a homicide at the Riviera Mobile Home Park, 2038 Palm St., near Fremont Street and Sahara Avenue. Police said a woman entered a man’s trailer and shot him multiple times. Both were staying in the trailer park. The man, in his late 50s, died at the scene. The woman, identified Monday by police as Beverly Kiewert, 52, faces a murder charge.

“It has been a very busy 12 hours,” Spencer said. “They are definitely all unrelated.”

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