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Man shot and killed after trying to break into car with family inside

A man was shot and killed after trying to break into a car with a family inside on New Year's Eve near Alexander and Lamb. (KSNV)

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that took place late Sunday night near Alexander and Lamb.

The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 36-year-old Alonzo Wimberly. His official cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds and the manner was ruled a homicide.

According to witnesses, police said a man was either hanging on or getting dragged by a black truck headed west on Alexander.

A family passing by tried to alert the truck as they witnessed the man asking for help. The truck stopped, and the man with road burn gained access to the back of the family’s SUV, where two teens and a baby where in the car.

The father, who had a gun, started to hit the man on the head, asking him to leave. After he unsuccessfully removed the man from the SUV, the father fired shots at the man. The man was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.

Police are calling the father a Good Samaritan. They do not believe he will be facing charges at this point. However, police would like to talk to the person driving the black truck, which did not remain on scene. Police said it was a full-size truck with road lights on the cab. Police are considering this person a witness.

The shooting took place just before 11 p.m. on New Year's Eve.

If you have any information, call LVMPD's Homicide Section at 702-828-3521 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.


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