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Suspect identified in southwest valley roommate shooting

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UPDATE ON MAY 7

The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as 36-year-old Hung Huynh of Las Vegas.

The official cause of death is a gunshot wound to the head, and his death has been ruled a homicide, according to the coroner's office.

UPDATE ON APRIL 24

The suspect has been identified as 49-year-old Tuan Ngo. Ngo was transported to the Clark County Detention Center where he faces one count of Murder with a Deadly Weapon.

ORIGINAL STORY

An altercation between two roommates in west Las Vegas left one of them dead and the other behind bars.

It happened around 11 a.m Monday on the 9000 block of Powell Plateau Court, near Hacienda Avenue and Grand Canyon Drive.

Police say two roommates got into some sort of argument, and one of them pulled out a gun and shot the other in the head.

After the shooting, the suspect called their third roommate and told him what happened, and that roommate alerted police.

“Once the officers arrived on scene, they immediately formed a rescue routine. Once they learned the victim was in the backyard of the residence, those officers kicked down a side door to get to the victim,” said Lt. Ray Spencer, with LVMPD Homicide Unit.

Officers found the victim, who they say was in his 30s, and paramedics rushed him to UMC where he later died. Neighbors who live in the area say they didn’t know of any past problems at the home, and they’re shocked this unfolded so close to home.

“It’s really scary to me, but we don’t know what happened, and people want to protect themselves. Why you have to go to that length, I don’t know,” said next-door neighbor Melissa Sittler.

So far police have not identified the victim. Officers arrested the suspect and he will be facing charges.


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