Las Vegas police find man’s body in vehicle in northeast valley

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Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 1:02 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) is investigating a homicide after a man’s body was found in a vehicle Sunday in the northeast valley.

According to LVMPD, officers responded to a call around noon of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 4900 block of East Cartier Avenue.

Responding officers found an unresponsive man suffering from multiple apparent gunshot wounds in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. Medical personnel pronounced the man as deceased at the scene.

LVMPD says that their investigation indicates that the victim was killed while he sat in the vehicle during early morning hours.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the man as 31-year-old Juan Rodriguez, his death was determined as homicide.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at