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Man found dead in downtown Las Vegas

Updated January 23, 2023 - 9:14 pm

A person who was found shot dead in a car in downtown Las Vegas has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office as Christian Monthaven, 26.

The Metropolitan Police Department also said Monday it has located and interviewed a person of interest in the investigation, but didn’t identify that individual.

At around 5:35 a.m. on Saturday, a resident of a home in the 200 block of South Ninth Street, near East Fremont Street, called police saying an unresponsive man was in a vehicle behind their house, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Homicide detectives responded and found the man with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The case will be submitted to the district attorney’s office for consideration of charges, police said.

Anyone with information can call 702-828-3521 or email homicide@lvmpd.com. To remain anonymous, call 702-385-5555 or go to www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

Contact David Wilson at dwilson@reviewjournal.com. Follow @davidwilson_RJ on Twitter.

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