LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a 43-year-old man, shot and killed by police in Henderson, as a fugitive in the slaying of a man whose body was found in the desert July 4.

Officials say Andy Puente Soto was shot and killed after his car stalled and he tried to commandeer a passing vehicle a little after 9:10 a.m. near Boulder Highway and Warm Springs Road.

It’s not immediately clear if Soto was armed. But Henderson police spokesman Keith Paul says Soto kept a hand in his waistband and refused to surrender before two Henderson police officers shot him.

Soto had been named in a murder warrant in the June 29 stabbing death of 36-year-old Scott Gerald Harrison.

Harrison’s body was found July 4 in the desert between Las Vegas and Indian Springs.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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