Dean Martin, Russell shooting

Las Vegas police investigate a fatal shooting Monday morning near Russell and Dean Martin. (Gai Phanalasy/FOX5)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are investigating a deadly shooting Monday morning.

LVMPD said officers responded around 10 a.m. Monday to reports of shots fired at the Motel 6 in the 5000 block of Dean Martin, near Russell Road.

In a briefing at the scene Monday afternoon, LVMPD homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said they located a male victim on the upstairs balcony of the property suffering from a single gunshot wound.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the man as James Larry Triplett, 39, from Las Vegas. He died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Spencer said two males were seen running from the room on foot. Police said they have one suspect in custody in connection with the incident. However, an additional suspect remains outstanding.

Police urge anyone who was at the hotel and witnessed the shooting to reach out to or anonymously through Spencer said there is reward money available if information you provide leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the incident.

No additional information was provided.

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