Southwest Shootout Leaves One Dead

Police Are Looking At Whether It Was Self-Defense

Mitch Kelly
April 22, 2020 - 7:41 am

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - An early morning shotting in a southwest valley parking lot left one man dead and police with a lot of unanswered questions early Wednesday.

Investigators say it happened in the parking lot of the In-N-Out Burger location at Tropicana and Fort Apache.

Police say a man and woman were eating dinner in the parking lot around 2am when they were approached by two men. Soon after things escalated, guns were drawn, and shots were fired.

One of the two men who approached the couple that was eating was killed. Police estimate that, in total, at least 15 shots were fired.

Police continue to look for the second man that approached the couple, and are looking at the possibility that the man who fired the fatal shots may have done so in self-defense.

Also being looked into was an overnight robbery of a gun store near the crime scene. Police are investigating to see if anyone at the scene may have a connection to that heist.

As of Wendesday morning, charges have yet to be filed.