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William Copeland, 19, was one of two teens suspected in the shooting death of Dixie Chaney Jones on Sept. 28. (LVMPD) William Copeland, 19, was one of two teens suspected in the shooting death of Dixie Chaney Jones on Sept. 28. (LVMPD)
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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The Clark County Coroner's office released Monday the name of a 71-year-old woman who died during an attempted robbery over the weekend.

Medical examiners said Dixie Chaney Jones died from a gunshot to the abdomen as a result of a homicide.

According to Las Vegas Metro police, Jones was the victim of a deadly armed robbery near H Street and Monroe Avenue at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday.

Police said a car approached Jones, who was outside walking at the time, and attempted to rob her at gunpoint.

When the woman refused to cooperate, the suspect fired a shot in the victim's upper body. The woman was transported to University Medical Center and later died of her injuries at the hospital.

Police said they saw a car with no lights driving away from the scene. Police said officers stopped the vehicle, arresting a 16-year-old and 19-year-old William Copeland.

Copeland was booked into the Clark County Detention Center, charged with murder with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit murder with a weapon and robbery with a deadly weapon.

Authorities withheld the name of the 16-year-old arrested following the incident.

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