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Victim Found Dead Near Vegas Homeless Encampment, Suspect Arrested

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Source: Las Vegas Metro police; MEGA

Dec. 5 2022, Published 3:22 p.m. ET

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A man was found dead at a Las Vegas homeless encampment and now a person has been arrested in connection to the case.

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On Dec. 4, police in Las Vegas announced the arrest of Shawn Jackson in connection to the case, though few details have been released.

Around 5:30 a.m. on Dec. 3, police responded to an unresponsive man near a homeless encampment at the corner of Mountain Vista Street and Carol Circle, authorities said.

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When they arrived, they found the victim dead. The name of the victim has not been released.

Investigators said the victim was in a fight with a fellow homeless man, Jackson.

There was no word on what the fight was over.

Jackson was arrested and charged with open murder. He was then booked into a Nevada jail.


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