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Coroner IDs woman killed in east Las Vegas shooting

Updated February 16, 2022 - 6:54 am

The Clark County coroner’s office on Tuesday identified the woman who was killed in what police believe was a self-defense shooting.

Cortny Smith, 28, died Jan. 22 at University Medical Center from a gunshot wound to the back, according to the coroner’s office.

Metropolitan Police Department officers responded to reports of a shooting that night at 11:26 p.m. on the 4700 block of East Craig Road, near Nellis Boulevard, according to a statement for the department.

Metro declined to provide further information.

Online homicide logs from the department indicate detectives believe the killing was in self defense and no arrests are expected.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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