Metro: 2 men shot, 1 killed while trying to enter home in northwest Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Metro Police investigated a homicide in the northwestern part of the Las Vegas valley Monday night.

According to Metro, the homicide occurred in the 8000 block of Hesperides Avenue near N. Cimmaron and W. Elkhorn roads.

Police said residents told officers that there were two men in the backyard trying to get into the home around 10:26 p.m. 

The two armed suspects were able to enter the home, police said.

When officers arrived at the scene, a Hispanic man in his 20's was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds near the door of the home. He was shot by the male homeowner, police said. 

A short time later officers were notified that a Hispanic man drove himself to Centennial Hills Hospital with a gunshot wound to the butt. He was eventually transported to University Medical Center. Police said he was the second suspect.

As for the homeowners, detectives said they were both in their 20's.  The female homeowner was shot in the arm during the altercation, Metro said.

Detectives also said there is evidence that the two victims were bound with tape at the scene.  It's unclear how they were able to break free, but they were, and that's when one of the homeowners grabbed a gun and shot the two men.

The motive behind the break-in is unknown at this time.

The homeowner is not expected to be charged in the incident, Metro said.

According to officers, there's no evidence of force entry. It looks like the door was left open or unlocked, and the homeowner encountered the two men as they were coming in the home.

 


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