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Man, 67, kills himself after shooting his 23-year-old wife

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Updated: 10/12/2013 5:03 pm
NORTH LAS VEGAS (KSNV -- A 67-year-old man killed himself and his estranged 23-year-old wife was shot and injured Saturday in an apparent murder-suicide attempt.

North Las Vegas police Sgt. Tim Bedwell said the shooting was the result of a domestic fight in the front yard of a home in the 3500 block of Cantura Crest near Ann Road and Allen Lane shortly after noon.

A North Las Vegas news release says the preliminary investigation indicates the husband and wife were separated. The woman went to her former home to exchange some sort of property when a dispute erupted and the husband shot his wife. She made it into the front yard before collapsing. A neighbor, armed with a handgun, rescued the woman and moved her to safety.

Arriving officers confronted another armed man across the street from the scene. Believing him to be the shooter, they disarmed him. As other officers searched the man, the true shooter appeared in the door of the house. Officers ordered him to drop a gun he was holding. Before an further discussion, the man shot himself. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

There was nobody else in the home at the time. No force was used by any officers.

The woman was taken to UMC Trauma with injuries not believe to be life-threatening.

The Clark County coroner's office will release the name of the dead man after relatives have been notified.



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