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Suspected home intruder killed in yard identified

The Clark County coroner’s office on Tuesday identified a suspected home intruder who was fatally shot.

Travon Powell, 27, died Sept. 20 in the backyard of a residence from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the coroner’s office.

Powell and another man were shot around 9 a.m. that day on the 3300 block of Iberia Street after they attempted to break into the back of a man’s house, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Jason Johansson said at the time.

Johansson said the 70-year-old homeowner and his 50-year-old son opened fire when they saw the masked men attempting to break in. The other intruder ran off and was arrested nearby.

The men who opened fire were not expected to face charges, Johansson said.

Contact Sabrina Schnur at sschnur@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0278. Follow @sabrina_schnur on Twitter.

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