0216 lvmpd homicide investigation

Las Vegas police investigate homicide in west valley. Feb. 16, 2021. (FOX5/Eric Green)

UPDATE (Feb. 22) -- The Clark County Coroner's Office identified a man killed in a shooting on Feb. 16.

James Baugh, 19, died of a gunshot wound to the chest, the coroner's office said. His death was ruled a homicide.

UPDATE (Feb. 18) -- A 15-year-old was arrested in connection with a deadly shooting earlier this week.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said they arrested the teen on Feb. 17.

According to police, a man was shot and killed Tuesday night at an apartment complex at 8975 W. Warm Springs Road. LVMPD said the incident started as an illegal drug deal that led to an argument, fight and then shooting.

Police did not identify the suspect since he is a juvenile. The suspect would be identified in court records if he is charged as an adult.

ORIGINAL STORY: LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Las Vegas police are investigating a fatal shooting in the west valley Tuesday evening. 

The location of the homicide is an apartment complex at 8975 West Warm Springs Road.

The suspect is at large, police say. 

Lt. Ray Spencer provided preliminary details at the scene Tuesday night. 

Around 4 p.m., a Black male in his late teens arrived at the apartment complex. After parking, he exited the car and met up with two other Black men at the complex, Spencer said. 

An altercation ensued and one of the men shot the victim, a man in his late teens who later died at the hospital, according to police. 

The suspect fled and police are still investigating. 

"We know he is a Black male in his late teens to early 20s," Spencer said. 

Spencer added that the scene still is active and police will be investigating until later in the evening. 

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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(5) comments

AngeLS8383

Are you freakin kidding me, you guys are on here disrespecting an entire race based off the mistakes of one person. Do you know the percentage of child molesters, child rapists, kidnappers, are all predominantly white males? So I guess it’s safe to assume you’re all a bunch of pedophiles right? The number one race known for engaging in sexual acts with a relative are predominantly white, so is it safe to assume you are banging your brothers or sisters? You people disgust me, you are what’s wrong with this country, it’s people like you who should be losing a battle to covid-19. Take care, and be sure to wear your masks.

And btw, it’s easy to sit behind your computer, with your identity hidden, let’s see you say that kind of shti out loud, to people’s face. I’m not black, but I can promise you, I will still Knick your a** out. Enjoy your weekend POS

Mediumjeep

Whoolon man another 13/90 animal involved in drugs & murder ! Low iq living the high life horrible people!

MB

Happy Black History Month.

MicheleR58

Yep. Ever since Blacks moved here to Vegas from California, crime has gone up.

qwerty123

So crime has gone up since 1905? That is when the first black neighborhoods were founded here.

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