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Boy, 17, found dead in home of apparent gunshot wound

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Updated: 8/24/2013 1:32 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- A 17-year-old age boy has been found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in a northeast Las Vegas residence.

The Clark County coroner's office has identified the person as 17-year-old Christopher Richard of Las Vegas. The coroner said Saturday afternoon that the cause and manner of death remains under investigation.

Metro said a body was found about 3:50 p.m. Friday in a residence in the 1900 block of Manhattan Drive (near West Vegas and North Tonopah drives) after he had been discovered in a pool of blood.

Medical personal responded to the scene and pronounced the teenager deceased.

Metro homicide detectives conducted a preliminary investigation and said it appears the teenager suffered from an apparent gunshot wound.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact Metro's homicide section at (702) 828-3521 or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or on at

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