Las Vegas police: Man shot and killed after altercation in central valley

Las Vegas police: Man shot and killed after altercation in central valley
Las Vegas police: Man shot and killed after altercation in central valley(FOX5)
Published: Oct. 20, 2022 at 11:14 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - Police are investigating a homicide in the central Las Vegas Valley Thursday morning.

According to police, the victim, described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, was shot and killed after a verbal altercation with another male in the parking lot of a business in the 2600 block of S. Maryland Parkway, near Karen Avenue.

During an initial media briefing, police said that the suspect, immediately identified only has having blonde hair, removed a firearm during the altercation, shot the victim and fled in an unknown direction of travel.

Police are continuing the investigation, canvassing for additional video and interviewing witnesses.

LVMPD advised that the incident does not appear to be random, as it is believed to have occurred after an altercation.

Police said the victim was pronounced deceased on scene. The Clark County Coroner’s Officer was identified as 40-year-old Juan Antonio Deleon. Deleon died from gunshot wounds to the head and his death was ruled a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Las Vegas police or CrimeStoppers to remain anonymous.