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Teenager shot in drug dispute

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By Lee Einer

He returned his purchase for a refund, and was shot for doing so, city police said.

According to an affidavit for warrant filed monday, the events unfolded as follows:

Aaron Benavidez, 19, told police Sunday from his hospital bed that the situation began when he purchased $140 worth of prescription drugs at 2034 East Drive in Las Vegas from a youth. Benavidez said he left, but later returned to get his money back because the drugs were the wrong kind.


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