A dispute between neighbors may have played a role in a homicide Saturday night in northeast Las Vegas, police said.
Police were called to 2900 block of Marlin Avenue, near near Interstate 95 and Eastern Avenue, after multiple reports that a man had been shot, according Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Ray Spencer.
Spencer said officers found a man in his early 30s suffering from a gunshot wound and took him to University Medical Center trauma center where he was pronounced dead.
”What we have learned is that this all started after a confrontation between neighbors. The suspect and several neighbors were involved in an argument that turned physical,” Spencer said of the preliminary investigation.
Officers believe the shooter is a woman in her mid-30s who also lives in the apartment complex, but the woman drove away before police arrived.
“During that altercation a gun was produced and the suspect shot the deceased. At that point several neighbors tackled the suspect and were able to wrestle the gun away from her,” Spencer said. “At that point she got into her vehicle and she fled the scene.”
Spencer said the man and woman had an ongoing dispute over a barking dog.
“There’s been an ongoing dispute between both parties that live at the complex,” Spencer said, citing that neighbors reported a barking dog has been the subject of many fights.
The woman left her two children behind when she drove off, and the children are now with Clark County Child Protective Services, Spencer said.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.
The man’s death was the 138th homicide in Clark County and the 105th being investigated by Metro, according to records maintained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.