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Metro: Man found dead on sidewalk was victim of homicide

Metro Police says a man who was found dead on a sidewalk last week was the victim of a homicide.

The victim, 24-year-old Jared Medina, was found dead at the intersection of Lexington Street and Lawry Avenue near W. Lake Mead and N. MLK Boulevard on Jan. 5. Police said when officers and paramedics arrived at the scene, they found that Medina was unresponsive, but it didn't look like he had suffered any trauma.

Metro said they thought Medina died of a possible overdose. Medina was taken to the Clark County Coroner's Office, and an autopsy was completed on Jan. 6.

According to the coroner's office, Medina's autopsy revealed he was the victim of a shooting. The investigation has been turned over to the LVMPD's Homicide Section.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives discovered Medina was involved in a physical altercation with another individual a few hours before he was found dead.

This altercation occurred between 1 and 3 a.m. on Jan. 5 near the 1200 block of W. Lake Mead Boulevard.

Police said Medina was known to frequent the area and may have been looking for a cigarette when he was killed.

Metro also released a video of Medina before the altercation.

Detectives are seeking any information about the whereabouts of Jared Medina before 3 a.m. on Jan. 5, and any information about who may have been involved in the fight with him.

Detectives also want to obtain information from anyone who may have seen the victim on the sidewalk prior to the call to police at 7:02 a.m.

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).

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