Estranged husband claims wife tried to kill him

LAS VEGAS - An estranged husband claims he shot his wife during sex when she grabbed his gun, according to his arrest report.

The woman, Nicole Nguyen, was pronounced dead after she was transported to the hospital Thursday. 

John Gonzalez told police, the couple was separated, but his wife suggested they might get back together and invited him to her house in the 9000 block of College Green Street near Durango Drive and Blue Diamond Road.

According to the report, Gonzalez brought a box of toys for his young son and two guns because he thought it might be an ambush. He said, he met his wife in the garage and the two had sex in her car. 

One gun was on the car's floorboard. Gonzalez told police he saw Nguyen grab the barrel of the gun and he thought she might try to kill him so he grabbed the gun and pulled the trigger, shooting Nguyen in the stomach, the report said.

According to the arrest report, detectives found Gonzalez's excuse for bringing and keeping the gun with him during sex implausible. It was also unknown if the sex was consensual or if it was coerced by force or threats of force. Police also found the explanation Gonzalez gave for how Nguyen reached for the gun with her left hand unlikely due to her position in the confined quarters of the front seat of the vehicle.

Gonzalez is facing one count of murder with a deadly weapon.

 


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