The 16-year-old boy found shot Monday evening in a wash in the southern Las Vegas Valley has died from his injuries.
The teen was found suffering from a gunshot wound to his head about 10:30 p.m. Monday near the 9000 block of Manalang Road, between Pebble and Bermuda roads. He was taken to University Medical Center, where police said he died just after 11:30 p.m.
The Clark County coroner’s office on Friday determined his official manner of death was a suicide.
Suicide warning signs
Signs of suicide can include changes in conversation, behavior and mood, according to the American Association of Suicidology.
If a person talks about being a burden to others and feeling trapped; if a person starts acting recklessly or withdrawing from friends, family and activities; if a person starts experiencing rage, anxiety, or a loss of interest — among other factors — reach out to the person or seek help.
For more information, visit www.suicidology.org/resources/warning-signs.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), provides access to trained telephone counselors, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.