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27-year-old man arrested after girlfriend shot and killed in Las Vegas area

A man has been arrested in connection with a woman’s death Saturday evening in the southwest Las Vegas Valley.

Police found a woman suffering from gunshot wounds inside a vehicle after 6 p.m. near Salernes Street and Shinnecock Hills Avenue.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police Department said officers found 27-year-old suspect Ivan Cotton outside the vehicle where the victim lay dying. The victim was pronounced dead when she arrived at University Medical Center.

Metro said the victim and Cotton had been in a relationship for about a year.

This is the 135th homicide Metro has investigated in 2016. The Clark County coroner’s office is expected to release the victim’s identity and cause and manner of death, after next of kin have been notified.

Anyone with information about the incident can call Metro’s homicide section at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Rachel Hershkovitz at rhershkovitz@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @rzhershkovitz on Twitter.

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