Henderson Police Detectives Investigating Man’s Death
November 03, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KEITH PAUL, (702) 267-4510
Henderson, Nev. – Henderson Police detectives are continuing the investigation into the shooting death of a 49-year-old man who broke into his girlfriend’s apartment early Sunday.
The man got into an argument with his estranged girlfriend while they were attending a party. The woman took him to his home and went back to her apartment on Green Valley Parkway near Warm Springs Road.
The woman called a male acquaintance, who also lives in the apartment complex, to come over after she got home, fearful that her boyfriend may show up. The woman and the acquaintance were in the apartment when the man showed up and tried to kick in the front door.
The man continued to try to enter the apartment, not knowing anyone else was inside with the woman. He got into the apartment through a window. The acquaintance, who had a handgun, told the man he was armed and told him to stop.
The boyfriend continued to advance. The acquaintance fired several shots, striking and killing the man about 1:50 a.m. Sunday. The man died at the scene.
The case will be forwarded to the Clark County District Attorney’s Office for review to determine what, if any, criminal charges the acquaintance will face. The acquaintance’s name will not be released as he has not been charged with a crime at this time.
He currently is not in custody as detectives are continuing the investigation. Detectives do not believe that the he poses a danger to the community or that he will flee the area.
The woman and the acquaintance are cooperating with detectives. The acquaintance’s handgun was registered to him.
The name of the deceased man will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office once he has been positively identified and his family has been notified.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to call the Henderson Police Department at (702) 267-4750 or, to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit www.crimestoppersofnv.com.
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