Monday, June 3, 2013

Two Dead, Child And Shooter Wounded

"LAS VEGAS, NV — A 38-year-old man has been charged with two counts or murder and one count of attempted murder in a domestic violence incident early Saturday in the northeast part of the valley.

"Metro police said Manuel Mata III has been booked in absentia after he attempted to kill himself but failed. He killed two people and critically wounded a small child before turning a gun on himself shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday.

"Metro patrol officers responded to the 5500 Block of Cotton Street for reports of shots being fired inside a home.

"Arriving officers quickly located the residence and observed an injured man lying on the ground and armed with a firearm. Officers entered and took him into custody without incident.

"The home was cleared and two people were found dead from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers also found a critically injured small child. The child and suspect were transported to UMC and are expected to survive.

"Homicide detectives determined that Mata had been living with the victims and has a domestic relationship with them.

"After the attack resulted in two deaths and serious injuries to a small child, Mata turned a firearm on himself, Metro said."


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