Coroner: Nevada state prison inmate died of multiple shots
LAS VEGAS — The revelation that a Nevada state prison inmate died of multiple gunshots more than four months ago, and a ruling that his death was a homicide is making waves in Carson City.
Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said Wednesday in Las Vegas that 28-year-old Carlos Manuel Perez Jr. died Nov. 12, 2014, at High Desert State Prison of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, neck, chest and arms.
The death was ruled a homicide.
There was no immediate word about who was involved in the shooting, whether anyone else was hurt, or whether any prison officials were involved.
Prisons officials didn’t immediately respond to messages.
Spokeswomen for Gov. Brian Sandoval and state Attorney General Adam Laxalt say an investigation is ongoing.