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Man shot to death, car stolen from southwest Vegas home

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Officers found a man's body after responding to calls of a shooting in the 8300 block of Lower Trailhead Avenue on July 17, 2014. (Armando Navarro/FOX5) Officers found a man's body after responding to calls of a shooting in the 8300 block of Lower Trailhead Avenue on July 17, 2014. (Armando Navarro/FOX5)
A photo of shooting victim Marvin Surrell. (Source: Ola Harris) A photo of shooting victim Marvin Surrell. (Source: Ola Harris)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Officers called to a home in a southwest Las Vegas Valley neighborhood Thursday found the front door kicked in before discovering a man's body inside, according to police.

Las Vegas Metro police said officers were called to the 8300 block of Lower Trailhead Avenue, which is in a gated community near Blue Diamond Road and Durango Drive, about 12:30 a.m. Neighbors told dispatchers they heard banging on their wall and then four gunshots.

According to police, officers found the front door of a home kicked in with a body inside.

Police did not immediately identify any suspects in the incident.

FOX5 on Thursday afternoon spoke with the victim's mother, Ola Harris. She identified her son as 22-year-old Marvin Surrell.

Harris lives with her son, his fiancé and his fiancé's daughter at the home where the shooting took place, though Surrell was the only one home at the time of the shooting.

Harris said she spoke with her son before the shooting, and the last thing he said to her was, "I love you."

About 40 minutes later, Harris received a call from her neighbors who said they heard gunshots ringing out from her home.

"It's scary. You're like, was he just chased down like an animal? What was his last few minutes like? You don't want to know," Harris said.

Police found bullet holes near the door of the home and a footprint indicating the shooter forced his or her way inside.

Surrell's body was found near an upstairs bedroom. He had been shot several times.

Harris said the gunman didn't leave empty-handed. Surrell's new Mercedes was stolen from the driveway. Harris believes the shooter may have seen the expensive car and decided to break-in to look for more valuable items.

"That's all they took. They took his life and they took that car," Harris said.

Harris said her son was an aspiring music producer who was kindhearted and looked out for his friends and family.

Harris said police have located the Mercedes but that's not important to her.

"Nothing at all matters other than the fact that my son is not here. I'm not going to see him in the morning again, before I go to bed," she said.

While Harris said she has no reason to believe anyone would want to hurt her son, police aren't so sure. Officers on Thursday morning said they don't believe the shooting was random.

Police said there is no indication drugs or gang activity played a role in the shooting.

As of this incident, Metro has investigated 69 homicides this year.

Police urged anyone with information on the case to contact Metro's Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

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