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Man killed at shopping center near UNLV was stabbed, not shot

Updated May 22, 2020 - 9:57 am

The Clark County coroner’s office said a man who was killed at a shopping center near UNLV’s campus last week was fatally stabbed, although Las Vegas police initially reported his death as a shooting.

Taylor Powell, 26, died from multiples stab wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide, the coroner’s office said.

Although police initially believed he was fatally shot, an autopsy revealed Powell had been stabbed, Metropolitan Police Department homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said Thursday.

Two men were arrested in connection with Powell’s killing — Frederick Douglas and Sean Powell, both 32 — and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on May 17, jail records show. Further information about their arrests was not immediately available Thursday, but police have said the killing may have been drug-related.

Powell was stabbed May 14, and police were called about 12:35 p.m. to a shopping center on the 1100 block of East Tropicana Avenue, near Maryland Parkway, Metro has said.

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

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