Man shoots and kills younger brother during family fight

LAS VEGAS - An 18-year-old man is shot and killed by his older brother following a family fight in the northwest valley.

The deadly shooting happened around 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 17th in the area of Hualapai Way and Farm Road.

The 18-year-old was armed with a large knife during a physical altercation with his father when his 22-year-old brother opened fire, hitting the young man in the chest, according to homicide detectives with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. 

Medical responders rushed the 18-year-old to University Medical Center where he died of his injuries. 

Police did not arrest the older brother. Once the investigation is complete, detectives will hand the case over to the Clark County District Attorney for review. 

This is the 33rd homicide for LVMPD of 2017. The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the identity of the younger brother.


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