1 dead after shooting near Decatur, Washington

Homicide investigation near Decatur, Washington on Aug. 4, 2022.
Homicide investigation near Decatur, Washington on Aug. 4, 2022.(FOX5)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 7:18 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are investigating a homicide Thursday morning.

LVMPD Lt. Jason Johansson said the incident took place in the 600 block of Yale Street, near Decatur Boulevard south of Washington Avenue, around 5:36 a.m. Johansson said officers were in the area conducting a traffic stop when they heard a single gunshot. Officers responded and found a Hispanic man in his 30s in the street suffering from a gunshot wound.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 29-year-old Jesus Alberto Martinez Jr. He dies of a gunshot wound to the chest and his death was ruled a homicide.

Police said they don’t believe the victim lived in the area where the shooting occurred but frequented a residence in the area. Police believe the victim was in the street talking to a resident when another male, the suspect, approached. Police said the two got into a verbal altercation before the suspect shot the victim.

Johansson said police have one person detained and they are still working to determine how the person was involved in the shooting, if at all.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact LVMPD.