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Body found on Owens near shell casing identified

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A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police cruiser near where a body was found on Owens Avenue on Thursday, May 1. (Erik Ho/FOX5) A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police cruiser near where a body was found on Owens Avenue on Thursday, May 1. (Erik Ho/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Metro police are investigating the discovery of a body Thursday evening on Owens Avenue near Eastern Avenue.

Metro's Lt. John Liberty said police received a call about the body about 8 p.m.

Officers discovered the body of a man in the eastbound lane of Owens, and a shell casing nearby. Police believe the man died from a gunshot wound.

The Clark County Coroner's office identified the man as 48-year-old Tony Newberry from Las Vegas. His death was ruled a homicide.

Homicide detectives are investigating the incident.

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