Las Vegas police: Man shot, killed at basketball court near Owens, Nellis

Homicide investigation on Marion on Aug. 1, 2022.
Homicide investigation on Marion on Aug. 1, 2022.(FOX5)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 6:17 AM PDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2022 at 7:56 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are investigating a homicide early Monday morning.

LVMPD Lt. David Gordon said the incident took place at an apartment complex at 1750 Marion Dr., near Owens Avenue and Nellis Boulevard.

Homicide Lt. Jason Johansson said the shooting took place around 4:08 a.m. After police were called to the complex, officers were directed to the basketball court area where they found a Black male in his 20s who appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound.

Officers performed CPR until the fire department arrived. The fire department then took the man to University Medical Center, where he later died.

The Clark County Coroner’s office identified the victim as 26-year-old Las Vegas resident Timothy Johnson. He died from a gunshot wound to the chest and his death was ruled a homicide.

Johansson said the victim was hanging out with his friends in the apartment complex right before the shooting. According to police, the victim got up to walk toward the basketball court and several gunshots were heard a short time later. Witnesses said they saw two Black men fleeing from the area, but it wasn’t immediately clear what led up to the shooting. Johansson said it wasn’t clear if the men seen running were involved in the shooting or just present when the shooting happened.

No one has been taken into custody, Johansson said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.