Police: Robbery attempt preceded fatal southwest valley shooting

A robbery attempt led to the Thursday night shooting in a southwest valley parking lot that left one man dead and one man hospitalized, according to Las Vegas police.

Officers arrived on the scene and found one man dead inside a SUV that crashed into another car in the lot. They also found another man who was taken to University Medical Center with gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening.

Witnesses heard gunshots and saw the vehicle crash about 8:40 p.m., a police supervisor told the Review-Journal Thursday.

Police believe that the two victims rode together in the SUV to the 7700 block of South Jones Boulevard, near Robindale Road. A third man got into the vehicle, where the two victims tried to rob him.

He shot both men, fled and police were still looking for him.

The Clark County coroner’s office will release the dead man’s identity once his family has been notified.

This is the 20th homicide Las Vegas police have investigated this year.

Anyone with information about this case can contact the Metro’s homicide detectives at 702-828-3521. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers 702-385-5555 or www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

Contact Wesley Juhl at wjuhl@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0381. Find him on Twitter @WesJuhl.

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