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July 24, 2014

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Man fatally shot during robbery attempt of woman

Fatal shooting

A man was shot to death late Saturday after a scuffle with gunmen who tried to rob a woman at gunpoint in her apartment, Metro Police said today.

Officers responded at 11:19 p.m. to reports of shots fired at the El Parque apartments, 3355 Arville St., which is near West Desert Inn Road. Police found a man about 37 years old dead inside an apartment from an apparent gunshot wound.

Investigators said two armed men allegedly forced entry into the apartment and demanded money at gunpoint from a woman who was alone in the apartment. The woman suffered minor injuries from the scuffle but wasn't shot, police said.

Authorities said the man, who also lived at the apartment, returned home and got into a fight with one of the robbers. The gunmen shot him before leaving the apartment, police said.

The suspects are described as two black men, one of whom was 6-feet tall with a medium build, with black hair styled in long dreadlocks past this shoulders. The second man was described as 5-feet-8-inches tall with a heavy build and short hair.

Both men were seen running south in the complex. No vehicle was observed.

The coroner’s office is not yet releasing the name of the victim.

Anyone with information is being asked to call the Metro Police Homicide Section at (702) 828-3521 or call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555.

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