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Man killed in car had served time for previous Las Vegas shooting

A man who was found dead inside a car Tuesday morning was released in 2020 after serving nearly four years in prison for a 2016 shooting, according to jail records.

Tevin Alhashemi, 26, died in the parking lot of the Tropicana Royale apartments, 1900 E Tropicana Ave., from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Clark County coroner’s office.

Metropolitan Police Department Lt. David Valenta said multiple people called police around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday to report the shooting, which he said appeared to be targeted.

Valenta could not provide a suspect description or information on a possible motive for the killing.

Court records show Alhashemi was released from prison in April 2020 after nearly four years in the Nevada Department of Corrections. He was convicted of battery with a deadly weapon resulting in substantial bodily harm in October 2016.

Police said Alhashemi was one of several people involved in a shootout in April 2016 at Liberty Village Apartments. The shooting led to the death of Damion Dwain Thomas, 27, of Pasadena, California.

No arrests had been made in connection with Alhashemi’s killing.

A previous version misstated when Alhashemi was released from prison.

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

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