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Man Kills Girlfriend, Then Himself in Southwest Vegas Apartment

LVMPD is Investigating the Thursday Murder-Suicide

August 17, 2018 - 11:32 am

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - A 25-year-old man shot and killed his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself inside the couple's southwest Las Vegas apartment Thursday, according to authorities.

Officers arrived at the apartment on the 7600 block of South Rainbow Boulevard around 11:30 a.m. Thursday to find the bodies of the man and woman inside, a Las Vegas Metro Police statement reported.

Investigators determined the gunman, identified as Diosdan Benitez-Cruz, killed his live-in girlfriend before taking his own life. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. The woman's name was not immediately released pending family notification.

The circumstances surrounding the murder-suicide remain under investigation.