Southwest Vegas: Barricade Situation Ends in Murder Suicide

On June 15, 2023, at approximately 7:30 p.m., LVMPD dispatch received multiple calls regarding a male entering a business in the 9200 block of Eastern Avenue with a gun and forcing the victim to leave with him.

Officers arrived and through their investigation, identified the suspect as the victim’s ex-boyfriend and that he lived in the 9600 block of Scrub Jay Court.

Additional officers were sent to the male’s residence where they located the vehicle used during the kidnapping. SWAT and crisis negotiators responded to the residence. After a lengthy attempt to get the male to surrender, SWAT made entry to the house where they located the victim deceased and the male suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The male was transported to UMC trauma where he was pronounced deceased.

Through the course of the investigation, LVMPD Homicide detectives determined that the male killed the victim and then shot himself. This is an ongoing investigation.

The identification of the decedents, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with any information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Section by phone at 702-828-3521, or by email at To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at