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April 16, 2014

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Coroner ID’s man who died after being punched at barbecue

A man who died after he was punched in the face at a barbecue has been identified as 37-year-old Kary Wells, the Clark County Coroner’s Office said.

The coroner’s office did not have further details on the cause or manner in which Wells died.

The incident happened about 9 p.m. Friday in the courtyard of an apartment complex in the 2900 block of East Charleston Boulevard, Metro Police said. The initial investigation revealed that two males began shouting at Wells before one of them punched him in the face, police said. Details about the number of times the victim was struck were not available.

The man was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Police described the man accused of punching the victim as black, in his early to mid-20s, with a tattoo on his neck and long hair. The other man was described as black and in his late teens to early 20s.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Metro at 828-3521 or to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 385-5555 or online at crimestoppersofnv..

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