I-Team: Family questions why woman wasn't arrested in deadly fight

LAS VEGAS - The moments inside a car which resulted in one man's death are at the center of a homicide investigation.

Police say a woman drove Deandre Rawls to University Medical Center Wednesday evening after she stabbed him while they were together in a car.

The 29-year-old man did not survive.

Homicide detectives arrived and talked to the woman but have not arrested her because they say they're trying to sort out whether this was a case of self-defense.

Metro police say the couple had a volatile relationship and the woman had evidence on her body which consisted of bruising consistent with a possible fight inside that car.

Plus, their son who was in the car witnessed what happened. The family of Rawls is obviously heartbroken and disagrees with that, police say.

"I just want justice. I think we all want justice," said Antonecia Moore, victim's sister:  "Domestic violence is real. It is very real and it took my brother away from me. From us. From my whole family."

The I-Team looked into the background of Rawls and could find no arrests for domestic violence. His family says he was a longtime employee at a casino on the Strip and he leaves behind two children, a baby daughter with a current girlfriend and the little boy who was in the car.

"Im just sad that my nephew had to witness that," said Jamila Rawls, victim's sister. "He shouldn't have to went through that, period. Something like that, so tragic happened to his dad."

Police say they don't feel the woman is a danger to the community while they sort this out and the case will be submitted to the Clark County District Attorney.

The mother of the Rawls says she wanted to hear more about what police believe may have happened in the car.

The I-Team contacted the Clark County District Attorney's Office. A spokesperson said DA Steve Wolfson is unable to comment at this time and the case is under review.

 


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