Friday, June 25, 2010 | 7:44 p.m.
A Las Vegas real estate executive was found dead in his garage Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
David Richard Lewis, 36, of The Lewis Group of Companies, was found at his Summerlin home about 4 p.m. Thursday, officials said.
Metro Police spokeswoman officer Barbara Morgan said officers responded to the home to do a welfare check after receiving calls that Lewis hadn’t left the home in some time. She said officers entered the home and discovered his body in the garage.
The company confirmed Lewis’ death Friday but wasn’t commenting.
Lewis, a San Bernardino County, Calif., native, was the vice president of The Lewis Group of Companies’ Southern Nevada regional office in Las Vegas. David Lewis managed the company’s multi-family housing development operations, according to the company’s website.
The Lewis Group of Companies is one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate development companies. The company focuses on developing mixed-use planned communities and residential subdivisions in California and Nevada.