Details scarce in weekend homicide

Details scarce in weekend homicide

From the Las Vegas Optic

A man was shot and killed on the city’s west side early last Saturday morning; however, few details have been released to the public.

Chief of Police Adrian Crespin confirmed to the Optic that one person was shot and killed in the 500 block of Socorro Street in the early morning hours of May 15, but said he could not release the name of the person killed because family members have not been notified.

Crespin said he believes the Office of the Medical Investigator has performed an autopsy, but said OMI had not yet provided the Las Vegas Police Department details on the cause or manner of death in this case.

“It’s still an active investigation,” Crespin said. “Right now, it’s being investigated as a homicide.”