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Police release mugshot for North Las Vegas homicide suspect

North Las Vegas police released the mugshot for 38-year-old Ernest Milton Smith Jr. (NLVPD). 

NORTH LAS VEGAS (FOX5) North Las Vegas police said they arrested a 38-year-old man in connection with the death of a woman Tuesday afternoon. 

Police arrested Ernest Milton Smith Jr. for murder. 

Police said a 38-year-old woman was found dead with "battery wounds" at an apartment in the 3300 block of East Lake Mead Boulevard just after 3 p.m. 

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Police investigating homicide at Lake Mead Boulevard near Pecos Road

NLVPD investigated a homicide at an apartment on Sept. 4, 2018. 

Citing the preliminary investigation, police said the victim and Smith were in a dating relationship. She suffered injuries from a physical altercation with Smith which caused her death. 

Neighbors said they heard an argument at the apartment. The case was originally reported as a medical call at about 2 p.m. 

This was the 17th reported homicide in North Las Vegas in 2018. 

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact North Las Vegas police at 702-633-9111. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Stay with FOX5 for updates. 

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