UPDATE: Man shot and killed while helping family member involved fight

LAS VEGAS - A man is dead after police say he tried to help a family member involved in a fight on Friday night.

The fight broke out on Sacks Drive which is near Boulder Highway and Tropicana Avenue around 7:36 p.m.

According to the initial investigation by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Section, the fight involved several females outside a home.

The victim went outside to help a family member involved in the fight when a man fired a handgun several times at the victim, said investigators. 

The suspect and several other people involved in the fight left the scene in a vehicle before officers arrived. 

This is the 4th homicide investigation for Metro of 2017. 

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at (702) 828-3521, or by email at homicide@lvmpd.com.

To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (702) 385-5555, on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com, or text CRIMENV plus tip information to 274637 (CRIMES).

Indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.


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