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Arrest made in shooting death at Sonoma Hills Apartments

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Updated: 5/21/2014 11:56 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3.com) – A suspect has been arrested in the death of a man this morning near Tropicana and Nellis.

Elekana Brown, 31, has been charged with first-degree murder with a deadly weapon.

According to a Metro news release, patrol officers were dispatched just before 12:30 a.m. to an apartment complex on East Tropicana Avenue to investigate reports that a man had been shot. Arriving officers located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

He was transported to the Sunrise Trauma Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

The investigation initiated by Metro’s Homicide Section discovered several subjects had been involved in a verbal altercation in the parking lot just before the shooting.

The identity of the victim, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555, or at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.
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