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Man fatally shot outside east Las Vegas liquor store identified

Updated February 11, 2020 - 10:40 am

The Clark County coroner’s office has identified the man fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire Saturday afternoon outside an east Las Vegas Valley liquor store.

He was 27-year-old Elliod Engeda, the coroner’s office said. His death was ruled a homicide due to multiple gunshot wounds.

Engeda was shot Saturday in front of Your Stop Liquors, a convenience store at 820 E. Twain Avenue, the Metropolitan Police Department has said. Officers were called just after noon to the store’s parking lot after report of gunfire, and police found Engeda with multiple gunshot wounds, holding a handgun, homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said Saturday.

Engeda died at the scene. Detectives determined the shooting happened after a fight between Engeda and two other men, police said Sunday.

“A few minutes” after officers arrived at the store on Saturday, a man suffering from a gunshot wound walked into Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, which is about a mile from the scene.

Detectives interviewed the man at the hospital but he was not taken into custody, and no arrests have been made in connection with Engeda’s shooting, Spencer said Tuesday.

Metro had said in a statement Sunday that the man taken to the hospital had been taken into custody.

Engeda was a person of interest in another shooting that happened early that morning on the 3800 block of South Wynn Road, near Twain Avenue and Valley View Boulevard, police said. No one was injured in that incident, and further details were not available.

Spencer said Saturday that gang detectives were helping with the investigation, and police believed the shooting “may be gang related.”

The man’s death marked the seventh homicide investigated by Metro this year, according to records maintained by the Review-Journal.

Spencer urged anyone with information about the shooting or who may be a witness to contact police at 702-385-5555, or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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