Minnesota Army veteran killed in shooting in Las Vegas motel parking lot

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Photo Courtesy: Kelli Friese

A Minnesota Army veteran was killed in shooting in Las Vegas last week, according to family.

Fox 9's sister station KVVU confirmed with the Clark County Coroner's Office 32-year-old Keith Friese died in a shooting in the parking lot of a Las Vegas motel. Friese's stepmother, Kelli Friese confirmed Keith served in the Army and was originally from Minnesota. She called his loss "a terrible tragedy."

According to Las Vegas Metropolitan police, Thursday at 12:47 p.m. officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Fun City Motel parking lot in the 2200 block of South Las Vegas Boulevard.

Crews took Keith Friese, who had a gunshot wound, to University Medical Center Trauma, where he later died. Police arrested 29-year-old Spencer Trevathan at the scene on suspicion of murder with a deadly weapon. Police told KVVU Trevathan is a security guard and was home on a lunch break when the shooting happened. He was legally allowed to have a gun.

Investigators reviewed surveillance video, which showed Friese standing in the parking lot talking to Trevathan, who was on the motel's second floor walkway. Trevathan then walked to the parking lot and got into an altercation with Friese. Trevathan then pulled out a handgun and shot Friese.