North Las Vegas Police File Murder Charge in Fatal Beating Investigation


The death of a man who was severely assaulted in North Las Vegas last month has prompted the arrest and filing of charges against a suspect in the murder. Since the event was initially reported, the North Las Vegas Police Department has been actively looking into it.

The attack happened at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 9. The police were notified by a bystander who discovered the victim, a 36-year-old homeless guy, beneath the metal grating of a car wash on the 300 block of West Lake Mead Boulevard. Officers found that the individual had suffered serious head injuries upon arrival.

The victim was put on life support and taken to the UMC Trauma Center right away due to life-threatening injuries. On Saturday, December 9, he was declared deceased after failing to recover from his wounds. The formal cause and manner of death, as well as the man’s identity, will be made public by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

North Las Vegas Police File Murder Charge in Fatal Beating Investigation

On Sunday, November 12, after conducting an investigation, Joshua Alexander Chinn, another homeless person, was taken into custody by North Las Vegas Police investigators. Chinn was first charged with attempted murder, but the charge was later changed to murder after the victim passed away.

If you have any information regarding this offense, please call the North Las Vegas Police Department at 702-633-9111. Information can be submitted by calling 702-385-5555 if the source wishes to remain anonymous.

This terrible event serves as a reminder of the persistent problems with violence in the community and the value of community support in the investigation of these crimes. The victim’s justice and the avoidance of similar acts are priorities for the police agency.

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