One Dead In East-Side Shooting

Investigators Believe It Was Self-Defense

Mitch Kelly
August 13, 2019 - 6:58 am

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT)- Metro Police homicide detectives are investigating a shooting on Monday afternoon that left a man dead.

The shooting occured in a neighborhood near Lake Mead and Mount Hood. Responding officers found a man with a gunshot wound. That man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A male suspect, identified later as the victim's roomate, was taken into custody, but released after questioning.. The man, whose identity hasn't been released, told investigators that he and the roomate had gotten into a fight and that the fatal shots were fired in self defense. 

The shooting is the 87th homicide in Clark County so far in 2019