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Las Vegas police: Teen killed at birthday party identified by coroner

KVVU Las Vegas 3/27/2023 Elaine Emerson

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A 17-year-old was killed at a birthday party over the weekend, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.

LVMPD said the incident happened around 9:17 p.m. March 25 in the 200 block of E. Flamingo Road near Koval Lane. Police said a 17-year-old male was found in the area suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The teen was taken to Sunrise Hospital, where he later died.

The teen was identified as Omarion Marques Wilson, 17, from North Las Vegas. He died from a gunshot wound to the upper arm that penetrated the chest and his death was ruled a homicide.

Investigators said the teen was celebrating a friend’s birthday before he was shot. Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Wilson was a student at Legacy High School. The Legacy High School principal sent a letter to parents regarding the Wilson’s death.

Dear Legacy High School Family:

It is with deep sympathy that I inform you of the recent passing of a Legacy High School student. It is never easy to lose a valuable life, especially at a young age and we will truly remember this student as part of our Longhorn family.

We are working with our students to ensure they have the support and resources they need to get through this very difficult time. Counseling resources are available to those who may want that assistance.

Please monitor any signs of grief or behavioral changes in your child as this loss may affect them in unexpected ways as well as keep your lines of communication open with them. It is important to be honest with your child and allow them to express feelings of disbelief, anger and/or grief. Reassure your child that there is always someone with whom they can talk with and that these feelings are normal.

If you have any concerns or questions about your child, please contact the school at 702-799-1777.

Thank you.

Belinda Marentic, Principal, Legacy High School

Anyone with any information about the shooting is asked to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at

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